“The scheduling was a big thing for me,” he said. “I was the only kid in my entire math class that was missing that day, so my teacher continued on and I had to catch up. If we did have that option, though, to move the schedule around, especially if it’s only within one week rather than three, it would definitely make for a more ideal situation where I personally believe more students would end up taking the test and not opt out of it.”Princeton, of course, is the birthplace of Save Our Schools-NJ, an ally of NJEA and Education Law Center. All three groups have lobbied heavily against PARCC assessments, in large part because state regulations currently mandate that 10% of student outcomes on standardized tests are tied to teacher evaluations. Last year, the first year of the law's implementation, 97% of N.J. teachers were rated either "effective" or "highly effective."
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