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Policy Initiatives

ELL  Exemption

All English language learners must take the New Jersey state-wide assessments. The only exception applies to ELLs who entered school in a U.S. state or Washington, D.C., as well as a language assistance program, after June 1 of the academic year in which the assessment will be administered. These students do not have to take the LAL portion of PARCC unless it is required to meet graduation requirements.  Newly arrived ELLs must take the math and science sections.  ELLs from Puerto Rico are eligible for this exemption.