New Jersey’s Core Curriculum Content Standards
New Jersey schools are part of the PARCC assessment consortium. PARCC assessments are aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and were created to measure students' ability to apply their knowledge of concepts rather than memorizing facts. 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 and parents with valuable information on student progress to inform instruction and provide targeted student support in school and at home.
Merit’s Language Arts and math software programs correlate
to the PARCC exams and can
help students prepare for state tests. The content and
format of Merit’s programs can help students develop
and strengthen their test-taking skills as well as their reading,
writing and math skills.
Merit reading software has been proven -- through rigorous,
scientifically based research -- to increase both student
reading comprehension and standardized test scores. Merit
research study findings reveal that education software is
an effective tool to improve test scores and academic performance.
Published: July 2015