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The Latest News on Changes to NJ Statewide Assessments

Source:  NJ Department of Education
     On July 10, Commissioner Lamont O. Repollet and the NJDOE Assessment team released the assessment tour report and proposed regulations which will be presented to the State Board of Education tomorrow.
The proposed changes for State Board review include:
  • Streamlining graduation requirements by reducing the number of required tests in high school from six to two.
  • Ensuring that educators and parents receive test data in a timely manner.
  • Providing flexibility for first-year English learners on the English language proficiency test.
Additional changes not

Multi-Cultural/Lingual TV Shows on Developmental MIlestones in Young Children!

Interested in learning about developmental milestones in young children? 

Check out these TV shows representing eight (8) different cultures and languages at https://shriver.umassmed.edu/community-resources/cultural-resources/1-2-3-grow

 

 

 

SPAN Awarded Funding to Continue as NJ's Family to Family Health Information Center!

We are pleased to announce that SPAN received word today that we have been refunded to continue to serve as NJ's Family to Family Health Information Center! Excited to be able to inform and empower families of children and youth with special healthcare needs as leaders in their families, communities, our state, and nation! Check out our F2F resources at www.spanadvocacy.org/…/family-family-health-information-cen… and our Health Advocacy Toolkit at www.spanadvocacy.org/content/health-advocacy-toolkit.

NJ Special Education Code Changes Vacated

On June 21, in a special session of the NJ State Board of Education meeting, the NJSBOE voted to vacate the vote they took in April approving proposed changes to New Jersey's Special Education Code.  In addition, they voted to readopt 6A:14 (Special Education Code) with only technical amendments, which reflected changes in the statute, misspellings, etc.
In the months preceding this rare retrenchment, many parents and advocates voiced their experiences and opinions about the changes, the lack of inclusion in the Education Transformation Task Force's work which suggested many of the changes,

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