PARCC & Standardized Testing


North Brunswick Township’s third through high school students will participate in annual spring testing. All testing will take place during the morning in each school and also during the afternoon at the middle and high school. It is important that your child arrives to school on time. All children in a testing group will begin testing at the same time. Testing times are not flexible and children who arrive late will not be allowed to test in that session. If there is a delayed opening, or if school is closed due to inclement weather, testing will be rescheduled.
We will explain testing expectations to the children to reduce anxiety. We ask that you ensure that your child is rested, eats breakfast, and is relaxed. Eating breakfast helps keep the children from becoming hungry and distracted. If your child wears a device such as glasses, hearing aids, etc., be sure he/she remembers to bring it and wear it during all testing sessions. Also, students are encouraged to bring their own earbuds/headphones for testing. Encourage your child to do his/her best work possible, but try not to be overly anxious about test scores. Too much emphasis on test scores can be upsetting to children.
Please do not send your child to school if illness is apparent. There will be time set aside for make-up testing for students who miss school due to illness. 

2016 - 2017 NBTSchools Standardized Assessment Calendar & Related Links

Supervisor of Assessments and Grants

Amy Rumbo



Please review our 2017 PARCC FAQS

PARCC & Standardized Test Resources:

PARCC Tutorial, Sample Items, and Practice Tests

NJ Student Learning Standards and PARCC Parent Resources

PARCC AND High School Graduation Requirements - Updated August 2016 Classes of 2017-19, 2020, and 2021 & Beyond cohorts

NJASK Science Grade 4 Parent, Student, Teacher Guide

NJASK Science Grade 8 Parent, Student, Teacher Guide

Mailing of 2016 PARCC Scores :

Week of September 19: All students who participated in PARCC during the Spring 2016

PARCC Scores - Resources:

NBTSchools PARCC Parent ISR Letter - English

NBTSchools PARCC Parent ISR Letter - Spanish

2015-16 NBTSchools PARCC Scoring FAQs

NBTSchools: PARCC Objectives & Sample Questions (Video)

NBTSchools: PARCC Score Report Overview (Video)

NBTSchools: What Parents Should Know About PARCC (Video)

Sample Score Reports ELA & Math:

NBTSchools: 2016 PARCC Student Score Report Overview

Video explaining the score reports:

Information about the PARCC assessment & Parent Guide to the PARCC Score Report:

New Jersey specific information:

Other NJDOE Assessment Dates and Resources:
New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge - Science (NJASK)
Regular Administration Date: May 31, 2017
Make-up Administration Date: June 7, 2017
New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT)
Regular Administration Dates: May 31, 2017 - June 1, 2017Make-up Administration Date: June 7, 2017 - June 8, 2017