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The second edition of the PARCC Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual is a comprehensive policy document that provides guidance to districts and decision-making teams to ensure that the PARCC Mid-Year, Performance-Based, and End-of-Year Assessments provide valid results for all participating students.
By implementing universal design principles, leveraging technology, and offering accommodations, PARCC intends to provide opportunities for the widest possible number of students to demonstrate what they know and can do while maintaining high expectations for all students. Driven by what is expected of students in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the claims of the PARCC summative assessments, common policies for accommodations, participation, and assessment accessibility features will increase equitable access, fidelity of implementation, and comparability across PARCC states.
Goals for Promoting Student Access
Approved PARCC Policies
Policies That Have Been Through Public Comment
Policies in Development
PARCC is collaborating on these policies with the other assessment consortia working to develop common assessments, including the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and the consortia for English language proficiency and for students participating in state alternate assessments.
Working Groups for Accessibility, Accommodations, and Fairness
Download the PDFs below.
|Parent PARCC Accessibility Brochure.pdf|
|Parent PARCC Brochure for Students with Disabilities.pdf|
|Parent PARCC Brochure for English Learners.pdf|
|Espanol Parent Brochure for English Learner.pdf|
|Teacher PARCC Brochure for Students with Disabilities.pdf|
|Teacher PARCC Brochure for English Learners.pdf|