¬†The PARCC assessments are aligned to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards¬†(NJSLS) and were created to measure students’ ability to apply their knowledge of concepts. The PARCC assessments for Mathematics grades 3-8, Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry will require students to solve problems using mathematical reasoning and to be able to model mathematical principles. In grades 3-11, 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.