PARCC Resources for Parents http://parcconline.org/for-parents
PARCC online sample test questions for ELA and Mathematics (Select “Sample Items” or “Practice Tests” and the grade level): http://practice.parcc.testnav.com/
Common Core Standards homepage: http://www.corestandards.org/
The National PTA has developed a user-friendly guide to the Common Core Standards. This document breaks down what children will learn in each grade in Math and English Language Arts. There are helpful hints for how parents can support learning at home: Parents' Guide to Student Success
This link to online tutorials will help to acclimate students with both the testing platform and the accessibility features available for them to use. http://parcc.pearson.com/tutorial/StudentsPARCC online sample test questions for ELA and Mathematics (View Sample Items): http://practice.parcc.testnav.com/
Free typing practice: http://www.typingclub.com/
Interactive digital games for
PARCC preparation: http://parccgames.com/
This link to online tutorials will help to acclimate students with both the testing platform and the accessibility features available for them to use. http://parcc.pearson.com/tutorial/
Technology for Mathematics : PARCC specifications
Online manipulative tools including rulers and protractors have a click and drag feature used for measuring.
- Grades 3-5 students are not permitted the use of a calculator, with the exception of students with accommodations.
- Grades 6 and 7 students have accessibility to an online four-function calculator with square root and percentage functions.
- Grade 8 students have access to an online scientific calculator.
- High School students will have accessibility to an online graphing calculator (with functionalities consistent with TI-84 or similar models)
- All students grades 6-12 will be permitted to use a hand held calculator if it meets the PARCC requirements.
Mathematical expression symbols can be accessed through drop down menus as students complete Performance Based Assessments (PBA).
Students will use functions on multiple toolbars to prepare their responses on PBA tasks.
Technology for ELA Literacy
There are two components to the technology for the ELA portion of PARCC.
- Students may have multiple reading passages they will need to toggle between in order to answer questions (similar to selecting different websites in your browser when multiple sites are open).
Accessibility features for all students include:
- Blank Paper (provided by test administrator)
- Eliminate Answer Choices
- Flag Items for Review
- General Administration Directions Clarified (by test administrator)
- General Administration Directions Read Aloud and Repeated (by test administrator)
- Highlight Tool
- Magnification/Enlargement Device
- Pop-Up Glossary
- Redirect Student to Test (by test administrator)
- Spell Checker
- Writing Tools
Students may have to select multiple answers, click and drag answer choices, complete graphic organizers, or otherwise manipulate information to demonstrate understanding.
A digital glossary will allow students access to definitions, provided an answer is not dependent upon that particular word’s definition.
For typed responses, students will have access to a spell check tool, copy, paste, bullets and numbering, and font style selections (similar to word processing software).