Mr. Russell Witt
Mrs. Sara Campbell
Mrs. Jamie McGuire
Much thanks and appreciation to our students and staff for successfully navigating through Spring 2015 PARCC Performance-Based Assessments (PBA). In Colts Neck, we are incredibly proud of our students for remaining focused and committed to their testing sessions. We are equally proud of our very talented technology staff - Terry Pilitzer, Joe Leanza, Kim Horner, Ryan Hardie, and Ruth Lawton - for their tireless efforts during the preparation, coordination, and administration of PARCC….we could not have done this without you!
A very special thank you to our building-based PARCC Implementation Teams (CDMS - Merri Milano and Gena Zanetich; CRES – Lauren Hums and Jim Osmond; and CRPS – Lysa Cook and Tricia Barr).
In closing, here are two interesting facts about the SPRING 2015 PBA:
· Nearly 7 million online tests have been completed, nationwide, for the Spring Performance-Based Assessment (PBA);
· In Colts Neck, 127 online testing sessions were facilitated over the month of March;
· The Spring 2015 PARCC End-of Year (EOY) testing schedules will be available on the district’s website later this month. Please note, that there are fewer sessions per student during the EOY than in the recently completed PBA. Students in grades 3-5 will have two session containing three 75-minute sessions; students in grades 6-8 will have two sessions, comprised of four units ranging in 60-80 minutes, each.
What will PARCC results look like?
On February 4, 2015, the NJDOE released a presentation containing preliminary information about what the results from 2015 PARCC testing will look like.
Lastly, thank you to our parents and members community for supporting our participation efforts and state testing requirements. We truly welcome your questions and encourage you to contact your child’s guidance counselor or principal for any questions you may have pertaining to state testing in Colts Neck.