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. The PARCC states’ high quality assessments will allow parents and educators to see how children are progressing in school and whether they are on track for postsecondary success. The PARCC assessment also provides teachers with the ability to identify students who may be falling behind and need extra help. Learn more about the PARCC assessment.
Here are 10 things you should know about the PARCC assessments:
1. PARCC is your state’s homegrown assessment.
2. The field test last spring was very successful, and provided lessons for the first full administration next spring.
3. Paper-based tests are available for schools that are not yet ready for the technology.
4. Teachers in your state are playing an important role in developing the assessments.
5. We’ve updated the test design.
6. Scheduling help is on the way.
7. Watch for resources for parents, teachers, principals.
8. Try out these professional learning opportunities.
9. Diagnostic tools are on the way.
10. The best technology? Any device that teachers and students are familiar with.
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