The Testing Department is responsible for informing the district, the schools and the community of information pertaining to administering assessments, interpreting and reporting assessment results. If you have any questions regarding assessment, please contact the following individuals:Dr. Terri Russo, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Professional Development, and Data AssessmentMs. Karen Harris, Director of English Language Arts and TestingMs. Tia Burnett, Supervisor of Testing (x5080)
The PARCC assessments require students to solve problems using mathematical reasoning and to be able to model mathematical principles. In English Language Arts (ELA), students will be required to closely read multiple passages and to write essay responses in literary analysis, research tasks and narrative tasks. The assessments will also provide teachers information on student progress to inform instruction and provide targeted student support.For more information click here
New Jersey Biology Competency Test
The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) measures whether students have gained the knowledge and skills identified in the Biology section of the Science Core Curriculum Content Standards (CCCS). The CCCS, adopted by the State Board of Education, identify what students should know and be able to do at the end of various benchmark years. The NJBCT will help determine whether a student is making satisfactory progress toward mastering the biology skills. For more information click here.
Students attending the Orange Public Schools in Grades 9-12 are expected to be career and college ready, and a part of that process is taking standardized test i.e. SAT, ACT, PSAT, and AP exams. Click here for testing dates.