New Jersey

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Commissioner David Hespe 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's Commitment to Higher Standards

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.

Postsecondary Commitment to College and Career Readiness

The PARCC assessment measures real world skills that colleges value, like critical thinking and problem solving. That’s why all of New Jersey’s public two- and four-year colleges and universities have committed to participate in PARCC. They helped develop the assessments to ensure that it measures college readiness.

New Jersey’s college and universities will use those assessments as one of the indicators of a student’s readiness for entry-level, credit-bearing college courses – and because these institutions educate every freshman entering public colleges and universities in New Jersey, we’re ensuring that our students succeed.

See a full list of participating institutions here

New Jersey State Resources

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