PARCC Resource Center

PARCC Resources


NJSBA Offers PARCC Guidance Documents

Your Local School Board, Your Students and PARCC : Frequently Asked Questions

Statue, Code and Case Law Related to Student Participation in the Statewide Assessment Program

What They Are Saying: Higher Education Voices Saying PARCC is a "Valuable Tool" and a "Much-Needed Benchmark"

Updated 6/10/2015

What happens to students who don't take PARCC tests?

Updated 4/13/2015

NJ DoE Annual Progress Targets

PARCC Brochure

PARCC Fact Sheet


PARCC: A New Vision of Assessment

Parent PARCC Questions Answered

School Board and PARCC: FAQs


PARCC Parental Refusal Procedure  - 2015

PARCC Parent Refusal Procedure - 2016

National PTA Board of Directors Adopts Position Statement on Student Assessment and Opt-Out Policies

PARCC Participation Information


PARCC Information

PARCC Panic Premature

PARCC Update - Fall 2015

What is PARCC?

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a coalition of states that are working to create and deploy a standard set of K-12 assessments in math and English. Within PARCC, it's member states base the content of the assessments on what it takes to be successful in college and careers in the future.



PARCC In The News
Updated 3/10/2016

Why Everyone Needs to Relax About PARCC Testing - Governor Tom Kean explains in an op-ed why he thinks PARCC continues New Jersey's tradition of excellence in schools and represents the next logical step in maintaining our role as a national leader in education.

Focus on Continued Student Gains - In a guest editorial by Vivian Cox Fraser, president and CEO of the Urban League of Essex County, and Reginald Lewis, the executive director of the Chad School Foundation, they explain how PARCC will help us determine whether our students are improving critical thinking, problem-solving, and higher-order thinking - all essential skills for succeeding in college, a future career and life.

State Plans to Extend PARCC Testing to Make Up for Snow Days - The state Department of Education will add days to the PARCC testing calendar to make up for the snow days taken during the week of March 2. Details will be announced soon.

Bill for State to Administer PARCC Exams to be Lower than Expected - The preliminary bill for New Jersey's new standardized tests is expected to be about $22.1 million, about $4 million less than original estimates. Most students in grades 3 through 11 began taking the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers - or PARCC - exams this month. But the final cost of the new tests will probably not be known for several more months. New Jersey originally estimated it would pay $26 to $27 million a year for the exams.


PARCC & Alternative Graduation Requirements

Beginning with the class of 2016, students must demonstrate proficiency in the areas of mathematics and English Language Arts in order to graduate from a New Jersey public high school.  Currently, the PARCC assessment is the tool through which proficiency will be demonstrated.  However, the NJDOE has created a variety of other means to demonstrate proficiency in the event that a student does not earn a passing score on the PARCC.  [Passing scores will be determined by individual states during the summer of 2015 and are not available at this time.]  Please refer to the link to read the December 2014 memo issued by the NJDOE outlining the alternative proficiency options.  It is important to note that the memo does not address whether students who refuse the PARCC are able to demonstrate proficiency using these alternative options.  Please continue to refer to our website for additional PARCC updates from the NJDOE.

NJDOE PARCC & Alternate Graduation Requirement, Dec. Memo

Parent Academy 2015

On Wednesday, February 18, Parents, Administrators, Teachers and members of the NJ Department of Education came to Hopatcong High School.  Below are PDF files of the presentations given at the breakout sessions, handouts and video taken during the workshop.

Grades K-2

Grades 3-5

Middle School

High School





 Parent Information



National PTA Assessment

FAQs for Parents

Parents' Guide to New
Assessments in NJ






Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Mrs. Jaime Walker


Hopatcong Borough Schools 
P.O. Box 1029
Hopatcong, NJ 07843

 HIB Initial Reporting Form

HIB Policy 

2016 HIB Grade Report

Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Information

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