✏The New Test Around: NJSLA💻

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✏The New Test Around: NJSLA💻

Anthony M, News reporter/illustrator

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In Woodbury Heights, New Jersey, students will take the NJSLA test beginning on 5/9/19, instead of PARCC. The test helps teachers examine the change of the students knowledge. NJSLA stands for New Jersey Student Learning Assessment. The test is an assessment to compare the students learning to the previous time. The test will have fewer questions then PARCC.

These changes do not go through the State Board process, but are implemented by the Commissioner”is a quote from an article called PARCC gets a new name. The time for testing will be less than when PARCC was the assessment. PARCC was changed because New Jersey ended its membership with the company who produced PARCC. The new test is going to be specifically designed for New Jersey students. This is unique to only New Jersey because other states didn’t end the membership. This test is basically an easier renamed PARCC. Steve Baker, a spokesman for the New Jersey Education Association, said the changes are a positive development. The test reduces 8 hours of testing to 6 hours of testing. The time reduced is 2 hours of testing.

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