The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) released information about four non-summative components of the PARCC assessment system. A few of particular interest to educators are described here:
Mid-Year Assessment: will provide students and educators with constructed response and machine scorable items for formative purposes (students' scores will not be part of their summative PARCC score). Read more.
Speaking and Listening Assessments. Recognizing that the ability for students to proficiently engage in speaking and listening activities is crucial for students' long-term opportunities. Read more.
Assessment Professional Development Modules will be designed to support teachers, school leaders, and school site testing coordinators as they transition to the PARCC assessments. Read more.
For updates on all of this work, visit http://www.parcconline.org/classroom.