NJ PARCC testing, the state-mandated education assessment tool, throughout the State of New Jersey was postponed today because Pearson computers were down, reports Hopewell Valley Regional School District (HVRSD). Students at Hopewell Valley Central High School and Timberlane Middle School sat in the testing room for 45 minutes waiting the beginning of the test but were ultimately sent back to their regularly scheduled classes.
“It is very frustrating because our district is already under a corrective action plan (CAP) due to PARCC refusals,” said Lisa Wolff, HVRSD School Board President, “As a district, we have complied with the CAP. We try to stay positive, but it would be nice if the state would meet us half way.”
One of the most common reasons for refusals is the perception of excessive time spent on testing.
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“We are the only district in Mercer County that the DOE mandated to do field testing — that adds another 90 minutes to our students’ test load,” said Wolff. “Today we wasted almost another hour in wait time. PARCC testing will extend into at least one more day. It is very disruptive and frustrating.”
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