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As PARCC testing gets under way ...
As PARCC testing gets under way in New Jersey schools, state Education Commissioner David Hespe has taken steps that would ultimately make it a requirement for high school graduation.
With parents' and students' refusal to take the test, state Education Commissioner David Hespe is laying out a proposal of his own.
AsburyParkEA Staff | Asbury Park Education Association
"We have to be very careful in comparing one test to another," said state Education Commissioner David Hespe.
There is some wiggle room for each of the states when it comes to adhering to those designations, but Hespe
said yesterday that he
would recommend New Jersey follow PARCC's guidelines in setting its own passing or "cut" scores.
That's an especially important designation for high schools, where the PARCC cut-off could ultimately be the threshold for graduating or not.
The state Board of Education
is expected to meet and decide on the "cut" scores next month.
"I will recommend that we rely on PARCC's process, it was a very good process," Hespe
State Education Commissioner David ...
State Education Commissioner David Hespe called the technical error "totally unacceptable" and blamed Pearson, the company that oversees the testing.
New Jersey's Department of Education ...
New Jersey's Department of Education could consider a proposal to redistribute a special category of school funding and gradually provide less money to some school districts, Education Commissioner David Hespe said Tuesday.
, testifying before the Senate Budget Committee
, said the state is open to phasing out so-called "hold harmless" aid funding given to districts for the sole purpose of ensuring that they don't get less money than they have in the past if those districts are spending more than the state deems necessary.
State Education Commissioner David Hespe told lawmakers Tuesday that he is confident his agency can work out an agreement with the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association to craft a way for high-powered teams in North Jersey to have full and fair schedules.
Hespes brief remarks came during a three-hour hearing in Trenton before the Senate Budget committee on the Department of Educations budget.
Sen. Paul Sarlo (D-Wood-Ridge), the committee chairman, asked Hespe if legislation is needed to address the situation.
In December, Hespe
rejected a controversial plan approved by the NJSIAA membership that would have separated public and non-public football teams for the first time in the states history.
also overturned a plan that would have altered the format for the state wrestling tournament, placing wrestlers from non-public schools in their own separate region.
At Christie's request, State Education ...
At Christie's request, State Education Commissioner David Hespe was seeking a temporary freeze of the city's funds for the state to immediately repay that sum, a request the judge rejected today.