Added Dana Karas, past president of the New Jersey School Counselor Association: “Obviously we don’t think it was clear. … How can so many intelligent individuals be reading a document and no one has seen something?’
The Department of Education acknowledged “some confusion and misinterpretation” over the Class of 2020 graduation requirements and said in a statement it will work with districts to make sure all students have a chance to take necessary exams.
In a memo to districts, the department said its guidance “could have been improperly interpreted if not read in its entirety.”
The flap is the latest in the long line of drama surrounding PARCC and new graduation requirements tied to the exams, both of which new Gov. Phil Murphy promised he would eliminate but has yet to officially do so.