April 11, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians:

This is to inform you that beginning on May 1, 2018, your child will be taking the State mandated PARCC – Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test. The PARCC test will be administered to all students in grades 3 and 4.

The PARCC assessment system is aligned to our New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) and aims to give educators, families and students:

As we work together to prepare our students for this rigorous assessment, please keep the following in mind:

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the Spring administration of the PARCC, please contact me at (973)732-3848 ext. 0412 or via email at epierre@newarkeducators.org.

Thank you for your continued involvement and support of your child's education. Please be reminded that ensuring children spend time reading at home and parents assisting with homework completion remain the most influential activities parents can do to optimize school success for their children.

Sincerely,

Erin Mulligan-Pierre, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction in ELA, Testing Coordinator