The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers is a consortium made of 19 states, who are working together to develop a common, high quality Math and English/Language Arts assessment. PARCC is computer-based and linked to what students need to know for college and careers. Beginning 2014-2015 school year, PARCC will administer their first computer-based assessments to grade 3-11 students.
Determine whether students are college and career ready or on track
Connect to the Common Core State Standards
Measure the full range of student performance, including that of high- and low-achieving students
Provide educators data throughout the year to inform instruction
Create innovative 21st century, technology-based assessments
Be affordable and sustainable
Changes over the past year
This is now year 2 for PARCC and several changes were made including the testing window. Please follow the link for more information on Parcc Online
In 2015-2016, the assessment will be given during one window. States and schools will have up to 30 days in which to test, but most can/will complete all testing in a week or two weeks, depending on their schedule and availability of laptops/devices.
A new single window will end at the 90% mark of the school year.
Gone are the separate early spring performance-based (PBA) and late spring end-of-year(EOY) windows.
Cut testing time by approximately 90 minutes in all grades.
More resources will follow as we continue to be updated with information from PARCC online.
The key is to stay informed by entering in your email address in this link and PARCC online will send you resources, newsletters, and links that are essential to the PARCC assessment. Follow this link to subscribe (http://www.parcconline.org/about-parcc) and enter in your email address at the top right corner.
PARCC Resources for Parents
PARCC Resource Page
This page contains massive information on PARCC including timeline, guides, scores, reports, news, and updates.
Be a Learning Hero is a website that helps parents navigate through the changes happening in classrooms across the country. They provide resources and information for parents from some of the nation’s most well-respected education and parent organizations including the National PTA, Common Sense Media and GreatSchools.
This website will direct you to PARCC released items - questions that were given to students in Spring of 2014. Algebra 1 starts on page 8. If you need an account with PRC, please log in to the Math Dept Wiki page to find instructions on how to sign up for an account with PRC
Use this link to find 2014 - 2015 Assessment Administration Guidance, PARCC Calculator Policy, Communication Around PARCC Assessment Reference Sheet for Grades 3-8, PARCC Assessment Reference Sheet, PARCC HIgh School Reference Sheet, PARCC Assessment Admin Tool, User Guide, and FAQ about scheduling.