Consortium Opts to Shorten PARCC Exams, Merge Two Testing Periods into One

2021By John Mooney for NJ Spotlight

New Jersey’s new PARCC testing continues to be a moving target, as the nine-state consortium behind the controversial test yesterday announced some changes in the exams — while critics contended that the changes don’t go far enough.

Such is the never-ending debate over the tests, which appears unlikely to end anytime soon.

The multistate consortium announced that it would scale back the testing slightly in the 2015-16 school year, reducing the overall testing time by 90 minutes and changing to a single testing period. This year, the tests were given during two different stretches of time during the spring.

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