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Commissioner Christopher Cerf serves on the PARCC Governing Board. Jeffrey Hauger, Director of Student Learning Assessments at the New Jersey Department of Education, is the K-12 Lead for PARCC in New Jersey. Rochelle Hendricks, Secretary of Higher Education for the State of New Jersey, serves on the PARCC Advisory Committee on College Readiness. Ray Yannuzzi, President of Camden Community College, coordinates PARCC-related postsecondary engagement activities in the state.
New Jersey has been actively engaged in the American Diploma Project Network since 2005, aligning its standards to the expectations of postsecondary education and employers. The New Jersey State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy in June 2010. The state joined the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers in the spring of 2010, became a Governing State in the spring of 2011, and actively helped shape PARCC’s proposal for a common, next-generation assessment system.
Nine public colleges and universities and six private colleges in New Jersey have committed to participate in PARCC, help develop the college-ready assessments, and, ultimately, use those assessments as one indicator of students’ readiness for entry-level, credit-bearing college courses. Together, these institutions educate nearly 22% of the freshman entering public colleges and universities in New Jersey. See a full list of participating institutions here.