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PARCC updates at BRHS & throughout the state of NJ

PARCC updates at BRHS & throughout the state of NJ

Jenny Marcinkowski and Jilian Kaszka

April 9, 2018

A memo sent to Becton Regional High School on March 6 by the New Jersey Department of Education notified the school that NJ Governor Phil Murphy has fulfilled his campaign promise to end PARCC testing in 2019 and eliminate it as a requirement for graduating students; therefore, the upcoming standardized...

Becton student Luke Maffia earns perfect ELA PARCC score

Becton student Luke Maffia earns perfect ELA PARCC score

Jana Christiano, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016

The Becton Regional High School Administration is very happy to announce that Junior Luke Maffia earned a perfect score of 850 points on the English Language Arts Literacy section of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) during the 2015-2016 school year. Luke ...

Teachers incorporate online tool, Newsela, into lessons

Teachers incorporate online tool, Newsela, into lessons

Austin Kim, Staff Writer

March 2, 2016

With many New Jersey students having already taken the PARCC Assessment last year, Becton teachers are incorporating a new online learning tool into their lesson plans this year called Newsela. The goal of Newsela is to help students improve reading comprehension and in turn, prepare for the PARCC. Newsela...

Becton administration educates staff, students on PARCC changes

Becton administration educates staff, students on PARCC changes

Aneta Ostasz and Brandon Zambrano

February 26, 2016

As many may already know, last year was the first time that the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) was administered here in the state of New Jersey. This new school year, however, brings with it some changes to the state test, especially when it comes down to the...

National PARCC debate leaves many with unanswered questions

National PARCC debate leaves many with unanswered questions

Miranda Febus, Editor

March 10, 2015

As students in Becton take the state-mandated PARCC exam, nationwide controversy has sparked over the new standards. The PARCC, which stands for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, strives to achieve the Common Core. According to the Common Core State Initiatives website,...

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