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New Jersey works with PARCC to support Common Core State Standards

FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011 17:18 PM

As much of New Jersey's companies specialize in the medical technology, pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields, the state is focused on ensuring that students receive the proper education to hold high-skill positions in these sectors in the future, the Newark Technology in Education Examiner recently reported.

In order to do so, the state became very active in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for Colleges and Careers, or PARCC. Then, this year, New Jersey became an alliance state on the organization's governing board.

The news source states that PARCC strives to give all students access to an education that leaves them prepared for college or the workforce upon graduating. In order to do so, the organization supports the Common Core State Standards. This is a national curriculum for both mathematics and English language arts, according to the standard's website.

In 2010, the State Board of Education officially adopted the Common Core State Standards, the board's website states. The new curriculum will be integrated into New Jersey schools over time, with the first initiatives having already begun during the 2010-2011 academic year.