Stands for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
The following information details basic information regarding this new assessment that our students will have to take starting in the 2014-2015 school year.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments that measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and their careers. These high quality, computer-based K–12 assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy give teachers, schools, students, and parents better information whether students are on track in their learning and for success after high school, and tools to help teachers customize learning to meet student needs. The PARCC assessments will be ready for states to administer during the 2014-15 school year.
PARCC is based on the core belief that assessment should work as a tool for enhancing teaching and learning. Because the assessments are aligned with the new, more rigorous Common Core State Standards (CCSS), they ensure that every child is on a path to college and career readiness by measuring what students should know at each grade level. They will also provide parents and teachers with timely information to identify students who may be falling behind and need extra help.
PARCC is made up of: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Tennessee. The states in PARCC educate more than 15 million elementary, middle and high school students across the country. In addition, Pennsylvania, is a "participating state."
More information about PARCC
To learn more about PARCC, please visit www.parcconline.org.
To learn more about the K-2 Formative Assessments, please visit www.parcconline.org/K2-assessments.
To learn more about the 3-8 Summative and Non-Summative Assessment Components, please visit www.parcconline.org/3-8.
To learn more about the PARCC Assessment Blueprints and Evidence Tables, please visit www.parcconline.org/assessment-blueprints-test-specs.
To learn about PARCC Field Tests, please visit www.parcconline.org/field-test.
To learn more about the PARCC Performance Level Descriptors in ELA, please visit www.parcconline.org/ela-plds.
To learn more about the PARCC Performance Level Descriptors in Mathematics, please visit www.parcconline.org/math-plds.
To learn more about sample problems, tests, and rubrics, please visit www.parcconline.org/samples/item-task-prototypes.
.To navigate directly to the current practice tests to use with your children, please visit www.parcconline.org/practice-tests
For educator and parent resources, please visit www.parcconline.org/resources.
For PARCC frequently asked questions, please download the pdf from www.parcconline.org/sites/parcc/files/PARCCFAQ_9-18-2013.pdf.
For a PARCC glossary of terms, please download the pdf at www.parcconline.org/sites/parcc/files/PARCCGlossary07-01-13.pdf.
For information about PARCC Accessibility Features and Accommodations, please visit www.parcconline.org/parcc-accessibility-features-and-accommodations-manual.
Note about the documents on this site: Most of the documents on this site are PDF (Portable Document Format) documents. You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view and print them. Please click here to get Acrobat Reader.
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