Here you will find resources to help our students prepare for and succeed in taking the online PARCC assessments.
WHAT IS PARCC?
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a consortium which is working to develop a standard set of K-12 assessments in math and English.
The PARCC Consortium is comprised of a group of states work together to develop assessments which measure students’ knowledge and understanding of the Common Core State Content Standards. This means that the content of these assessments tests the knowledge and skill sets needed for students to be successful in college and careers in the future.
By aligning the assessments with the Common Core State Content Standards, PARCC will assure that the Common Core is being taught in our classrooms.
PARCC Assessment Overview
The PARCC assessment will contain two summative portions – a performance-based assessment (PBA) and an End-of-Year Assessment (EOY).
The PBA will take place in the spring. In English Language Arts/Literacy, our students will be required to analyze and write about a text. In mathematics, our students will apply skills, concepts, and understandings to solve problems.
The EOY will be administered when about 90 percent of the school year is complete. This section will focus on reading comprehension for ELA/literacy and innovative problem solving for math.
Visit Questions and Answers About PARCC for further information about the assessments.