New Jersey has high standards and administers an aligned assessment.
New Jersey’s accountability system uses the New Jersey Student Learning Standards, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments, and Dynamic Learning Maps. Since the state mentions that 70 percent of students entering community college require remediation, the state may consider studying the extent to which performance on PARCC at 10th grade is predictive of academic readiness for credit-bearing postsecondary courses.
New Jersey has also articulated a clear method for measuring English-language proficiency – and lays out a plan for assessing students with significant cognitive disabilities.
The state uses the ACCESS assessment to measure English-language proficiency, a common model among the states. New Jersey also mentions separate steps it has taken to ensure it does not exceed the 1 percent cap on participation in the alternate assessment for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.