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NJ’S FAILURE TO FOLLOW GRADUATION AGREEMENT PUTS DIPLOMAS AT RISK FOR THOUSANDS

Published on: April 12, 2022

After a two-year pandemic suspension, NJ has resumed “exit testing” for high school diplomas; now high school seniors and school districts are scrambling to file portfolio appeals.

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MURPHY ADMINISTRATION ROLLS OUT NEW HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION TEST

Published on: February 8, 2022

The State Board of Education voted to set the passing level for the new test at 750, rejecting a lower score of 725 recommended by the NJDOE.

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IS NJ HEADED FOR ANOTHER GRADUATION MELTDOWN?

Published on: January 27, 2022

The resumption of graduation testing after a two-year pandemic suspension has put NJ high schools on the path to another graduation crisis.

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ELC URGES NJ STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO REJECT PROPOSED GRADUATION RULES

Published on: July 28, 2021

The plan would mandate a new 11th-grade state graduation test starting next spring and place new restrictions on alternatives for satisfying the assessment requirement.

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ELC CALLS ON MURPHY ADMINISTRATION TO WAIVE GRADUATION TEST FOR CLASS OF 2022

Published on: July 20, 2021

The anticipated resumption of normal schooling in the fall does not undo the impact of the multiple year suspension of state testing for incoming seniors.

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NJDOE PLANS TO RESUME GRADUATION TESTING

Published on: June 9, 2021

The NJDOE is planning to resume high school graduation testing next school year, including a new 11th-grade test and a new set of graduation rules for the classes of 2023 and beyond.

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STATE BOARD SET TO RESTRICT HIGH SCHOOL TEST OPT OUTS

Published on: April 6, 2021

ELC objects to NJDOE’s last minute change to graduation assessment regulations without providing the opportunity for public comment.

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ELC URGES GOVERNOR TO SEEK WAIVER OF FEDERAL TESTING MANDATES

Published on: February 3, 2021

ELC is asking Gov. Murphy to reconsider the administration’s recently announced plans to proceed with state testing this spring despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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