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PARCC Testing and Students with Disabilities

There is an ongoing debate in our state and across the country about the new Common Core State Standards and Assessments and whether they are the right approach for our nation's education accountability system.  Parents, educators and advocates may have a variety of opinions about the importance, usefulness, or appropriateness of the new assessments such as the PARCC assessment in NJ.  While some of these arguments may have merit as to the validity, reliability and use of the assessments, it is important to note that whatever assessment is used by the state in its acccountability systems,