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Resolutions and Other Indications
Board District Resolution Opposing Other Reports
Highland Park source
Hopewell Valley source denounced grad rules

refusal friendly

Bloomfield source The Record/ report of resolution opposing PARCC grad requirement
Washington Township, Gloucester County source

Courier Post

Clifton BOE Agenda 3/30/2016, page 23

final copy

East Windsor
Middlesex Regional Educational Services copy

Montclair reported passed on 5/19/2016
Paterson reported 4/19/2016
Bridgewater Raritan Reported 4/27/2016:"
Collingswood Reported 5/3/2016:
East Brunswick Passed 5/12/2016: Resolution source
Livingston Passed 5/9/2016: Resolution source
Wall Township Passed 5/17/2016:
Bordentown Reported 5/23/2016:
Ocean Township Reported 5/24/2016:
Linden Reported 5/24/2016:
Palmyra Page 2, item 10:
Marlboro Passed 6/14, workshop:
South Brunswick BOE letter 5/25

page 1 page 2 page 3

West Windsor-Plainsboro Report passed 6/14 meeting

MS Word doc:

Bernards Township Reported passed 6/12, The Bernardsville News:

Cranford Passed, Reported by SOSNJ
Montville Passed, Reported by SOSNJ
Teaneck and Monroe Passed, Reported by SOSNJ
Watchung Hills Regional HS Passed, Reported by SOSNJ, July 22
Toms River Passed, Reported by SOSNJ, September 22,%202016.pdf

Resolution Presented by Highland Park and Adopted by the NJ School Boards Association Delegate Assembly, May, 2016


May 14, 2016

The following resolution was received from the Highland Park Board of Education (Middlesex):

WHEREAS, Beginning with the class of 2016, the New Jersey Department of Education (“NJDOE”) has proposed new high school graduation requirements that eliminate the Alternative High School Assessment and replace the mandatory High School Proficiency Assessment with the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (“PARCC”) Assessments before the validity and reliability of the PARCC Assessments have been established, and without adequately informing students and parents about the potential consequences for graduation when the PARCC Assessments were administered in Spring 2015; and

WHEREAS, Beginning with the class of 2020, the NJDOE has further proposed additional regulations that would deny parents the right to opt their children out of PARCC Assessments; and

WHEREAS, Beginning with the class of 2021, the NJDOE has proposed requiring students to pass the PARCC ELA10 and Alg 1 Assessments in order to graduate; and

WHEREAS, The Delegate Assembly is the official policymaking body of the New Jersey School Boards Association; and

WHEREAS,Education-related policies resulting from prior Delegate Assembly and Board of Directors actions are codified in the NJSBA’s Manual of Positions and Policies on Education; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Highland Park Board of Education proposes the following additional policy language for adoption by the Delegate Assembly and inclusion in NJSBA’s Manual of Positions and Policies on Education:

The NJSBA believes that New Jersey should continue to provide multiple pathways to a high school diploma that include alternatives not based on standardized tests, and that the State should continue to respect the right of parents to make decisions about the assessment alternatives that are most appropriate for their children, and, be it further

RESOLVED, That this resolution be placed on the agenda for consideration at the May 14, 2016 Delegate Assembly.

Adopted at a regular meeting Of the Highland Park Board of Education on February 22, 2016

Approved as Follows

Adopted in this for form by 85% of delegates:

The NJSBA believes the state should provide alternative methods of achieving state and federal requirements for graduation, not based only on standardized tests, such as the Alternate High School Assessment or portfolio assessment.

The NJSBA further believes that parents should have input into decisions regarding the methods of assessment used, but that the ultimate authority to decide these methods must rest with local boards of education.