• The State of New Jersey joined the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career PARCC in 2010. PARCC’s mission is to develop common assessments that effectively evaluate student performance in mathematics and English/language arts (ELA) in accordance with the Common Core State Standards.


    Independent Studies Reaffirm PARCC as One of Nation's Premier Tests

    By David Connerty-Marin,, Feb. 12, 2016

    Two recently released independent studies found the PARCC assessment to be one of the strongest systems to assess student readiness for college and careers. The studies, conducted by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute (elementary and middle school) and the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO, high school) are just the latest in a string of independent studies that have found PARCC to be a national leader in quality assessments. To read the article click here.


         Read the Fordham Institute Study - Grades 5-8


         Read the HumRRO Study - High School


         Read a summary of studies from NJDOE


         Read the article, "NJ Outperforms Other States on PARCC"


    Parent/Educator Resources:

    For more information on PARCC, click here 

    For additional Parent Resources, click here

    For information specific to New Jersey, click here

    To access the updated example PARCC Score Report, click here

    To access the PARCC English-Language Arts Parent Guide, click here

    To access the PARCC Mathematics Parent Guide, click here

    For help understanding your child's test results, click here

    For Parent Questions and Answers, click here

    For a detailed Score Report Interpretation Guide, click here

    Click here to view the infographic, “Five Things You Need to Know About YEAR TWO of PARCC”


    Parent Letter:

    Parent Letter from Superintendent regarding Individual Score Reports - September 2017



    PARCC Refusal Policy:

    Please complete and submit the KINGSWAY PARCC REFUSAL FORM on or before Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in order to refuse your child from participating in Spring 2018 PARCC testing at Kingsway Regional School District. IMPORTANT: You must complete and submit one PARCC refusal form for each child you are refusing from participating in Spring 2018 PARCC testing.