• In the spring of 2018, students in grades 3-11 will be administered the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) in both English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. At the high school level, students enrolled in English Language Arts I, II, and III and Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry will be administered the PARCC. This computerized series of assessments will be in lieu of the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK) for ELA and mathematics for grades 3-8 students and the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) for grade 11 students.
     
    The calendar for the administration of these assessments and the high school Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams can be accessed from each of the region's district (Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, Shore Regional, and West Long Branch) websites, as applicable. The calendar adheres to the testing window options provided by the New Jersey Department of Education and reflects one window or administration for the spring of 2018 PARCC rather than two windows as was the case in the spring of 2015. 
     
    Pertaining to content, the PARCC is designed to measure the extent to which students have mastered the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for English language arts and mathematics.