Bayonne School District

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All About PARCC

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.

PARCC Priorities
  • 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 uniform test unit times
  • Reduced the number of test units
  • Eliminated standalone field testing
Download this PDF for more information: PARCC 2015-2016 Information

More resources will follow as we continue to be updated with information from PARCC online.

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