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The Burlington Township School District believes in providing our students and families with timely and useful information.  This site is dedicated to providing resources to help families understand the PARCC assessments and other Standardized Testing conducted.

SPRING 2018 Reports will be mailed home during the week of August 27, 2018
Presentation on our PARCC scores at September 2018 Board Meeting:


Falcon Flyer Newsflash on September 2018:
Greetings!

New Jersey school districts, charter schools and renaissance school projects are required by statute (N.J.S.A. 18A: 7C-6.6) to annually notify parents or guardians by October 1 of any statewide student assessment or commercially developed standardized assessment that will be administered over the course of the school year.


Key:

  • Number of Testing Administrations in Districts refers to the number of times a student will need to take a particular assessment during the school year.

  • Testing Mode refers to how the student will be administered the assessment. The two modes are computer-based, and paper-and-pencil. Some computer-based assessments allow students to take the assessment using paper and pencil. Be sure to inquire about the options if your child has a medical issue that would not allow him/her to take the assessment on the computer.

  • Testing Time is the maximum amount of time allotted to students to complete the assessment. Most students finish well in advance of the allotted time.

  • Testing Window is the period in which districts administer the statewide student assessment. It is not the actual number of days it takes a student to complete the assessment. School districts can choose the specific days within the window to administer the test. Please inquire with your district about the exact testing dates of the assessment.

  • Results Available refers to date districts receive individualized student results from the assessment vendor. These results should be distributed to students, educators and families as soon as possible.




We are pleased to provide you with the testing descriptions and timelines of the standardized tests that will be administered in the Burlington Township School District this year. Please note that the testing window does not mean students will be testing during that entire period of time.  This is the time frame in which the testing must be completed.  The buildings will be releasing specific testing dates at a later time. 

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:7C-6.6, beginning in the Fall of 2016, school districts and charter schools must, by October 1 of each year, provide parents and guardians certain information on any State assessment or commercially-developed standardized assessment that will be administered in that school year.

This special PARCC newsletter will provide you with very important information on all standardized tests and provide links to practice exams, accommodations, and schedules.  The following information is included in this newsletter:
  • The subject area of the assessment and grade levels covered by the assessment
  • The date or range of potential dates for the administration of the assessment
  • The time allotted for the student to take and complete the assessment
  • Any accommodations or accessibility options available to students
  • Information on how and when the student and his/her parent or guardian can access both sample questions and answers to the assessment and the student's results 
  • Whether the assessment is required by the State or federal government, or both.
It is very important that parents understand the requirements and details of all standardized testing and what it means to their student(s).

* If a student is permitted extra time or any other accommodations by their IEP, parent/guardians should contact their guidance office for additional details on accommodations and accessibility options.

If you have any questions about the information in this newsletter, please contact your building principal.


BTSD PARCC AND STANDARDIZED TESTING SCHEDULE, TIMING AND INFORMATION 2018-2019