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PARCC ELA/Literacy Specifications (Updated and Refined 2014)Over the course of the year and as a result of lessons learned from the extensive PARCC field test, PARCC has updated and refined several key ELA/literacy specifications. The updated specifications documents will help educators and the general public better understand the refinements to the design of the ELA/literacy summative assessments. The specifications updated include:
PARCC ELA/Literacy Combined Common Forms Specifications
PARCC Evidence Tables for ELA/literacy (Reading)
Task Models for ELA/literacy
Passage Selection and Item Guidelines

PARCC has released a set of test specification documents, including assessment blueprints and evidence statement tables, to help educators and the general public better understand the design of the PARCC assessments.
You can view and download several sets of specifications for the PARCC assessments in English language arts/literacy and mathematics including, ELA/literacy form specifications, passage selections guidance and rubrics, and mathematics evidence statement tables.
Two contentspecific PowerPoints have been developed to provide overviews of various specifications and to assist in interpreting the information included in them. ELA/literacy has two additional PowerPoints that will guide viewers through the passage selection guidelines and evidence tables.
Please consult the FAQs for answers to general questions about the test specifications documents, including the development process and how they can be used.
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PARCC Grades 35 ELA Literacy Common Forms Specifications (Updated)  PARCC Grades 35 ELA Literacy Common Forms Specifications (Updated) 
PARCC Grades 68 ELA Literacy Common Forms Specifications (Updated)  PARCC Grades 68 ELA Literacy Common Forms Specifications (Updated) 
PARCC Grades 911 ELA Literacy Common Forms Specifications (Updated)  PARCC Grades 911 ELA Literacy Common Forms Specifications (Updated) 
PARCC Combined ELA PBA Task Generation Models PDF (Narrative TGMs Included) Grades 35 (Updated)  PARCC Combined ELA PBA Task Generation Models PDF (Narrative TGMs Included) Grades 35 (Updated) 
PARCC Combined ELA PBA Task Generation Models PDF (Narrative TGMs Included) Grades 68 PDF (Updated)  PARCC Combined ELA PBA Task Generation Models PDF (Narrative TGMs Included) Grades 68 PDF (Updated) 
PARCC Combined ELA PBA Task Generation Models PDF (Narrative TGMs Included) Grades 911 (Updated)  PARCC Combined ELA PBA Task Generation Models PDF (Narrative TGMs Included) Grades 911 (Updated) 
PARCC Grade 3 Reading Evidence Tables (Updated)  PARCC Grade 3 Reading Evidence Tables (Updated) 
PARCC Grade 4 Reading Evidence Tables (Updated)  PARCC Grade 4 Reading Evidence Tables (Updated) 
PARCC Grade 5 Reading Evidence Tables (Updated)  PARCC Grade 5 Reading Evidence Tables (Updated) 
PARCC Grade 6 Reading Evidence Tables (Updated)  PARCC Grade 6 Reading Evidence Tables (Updated) 
PARCC Grade 7 Reading Evidence Tables (Updated) 103114  PARCC Grade 7 Reading Evidence Tables (Updated) 103114 
PARCC Grade 8 Reading Evidence Tables (Updated)  PARCC Grade 8 Reading Evidence Tables (Updated) 
PARCC Grades 910 Reading Evidence Tables (Updated)  PARCC Grades 910 Reading Evidence Tables (Updated) 
PARCC Grade 11 Reading Evidence Tables (Updated)  PARCC Grade 11 Reading Evidence Tables (Updated) 
PARCC Grade 35 Writing Evidence Tables  PARCC Grade 35 Writing Evidence Tables 
PARCC Grades 68 Writing Evidence Tables  PARCC Grades 68 Writing Evidence Tables 
PARCC Grades 911 Writing Evidence Tables  PARCC Grades 911 Writing Evidence Tables 
PARCC ELA Item Guidelines (Updated)  PARCC ELA Item Guidelines (Updated) 
PARCC Passage Selection Guidelines (Updated)  PARCC Passage Selection Guidelines (Updated) 
PARCC Literary Text Analysis Worksheet  PARCC Literary Text Analysis Worksheet 
PARCC Informational Text Analysis Worksheet  PARCC Informational Text Analysis Worksheet 
PARCC Mathematics High Level Blueprints  PARCC Mathematics High Level Blueprints 
PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Grade 3 EOY (PDF)  PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Grade 3 EOY (PDF) 
PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Grade 3 PBA and MYA (PDF)  PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Grade 3 PBA and MYA (PDF) 
PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Grade 4 EOY (PDF)  PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Grade 4 EOY (PDF) 
PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Grade 4 PBA and MYA (PDF)  PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Grade 4 PBA and MYA (PDF) 
PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Grade 5 EOY (PDF)  PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Grade 5 EOY (PDF) 
PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Grade 5 PBA and MYA (PDF)  PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Grade 5 PBA and MYA (PDF) 
PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Grade 6 EOY (PDF)  PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Grade 6 EOY (PDF) 
PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Grade 6 PBA and MYA (PDF)  PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Grade 6 PBA and MYA (PDF) 
PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Grade 7 EOY (PDF)  PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Grade 7 EOY (PDF) 
PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Grade 7 PBA and MYA (PDF)  PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Grade 7 PBA and MYA (PDF) 
PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Grade 8 EOY (PDF)  PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Grade 8 EOY (PDF) 
PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Grade 8 PBA and MYA (PDF)  PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Grade 8 PBA and MYA (PDF) 
PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Algebra I EOY (PDF)  PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Algebra I EOY (PDF) 
PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Algebra I PBA and MYA (PDF)  PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Algebra I PBA and MYA (PDF) 
PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Geometry EOY (PDF)  PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Geometry EOY (PDF) 
PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Geometry PBA and MYA (PDF)  PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Geometry PBA and MYA (PDF) 
PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Algebra II PBA and MYA (PDF)  PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Algebra II PBA and MYA (PDF) 
PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Algebra II EOY (PDF)  PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Algebra II EOY (PDF) 
PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Math I EOY (PDF)  PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Math I EOY (PDF) 
PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Math I PBA and MYA (PDF)  PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Math I PBA and MYA (PDF) 
PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Math II EOY (PDF)  PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Math II EOY (PDF) 
PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Math II PBA and MYA (PDF)  PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Math II PBA and MYA (PDF) 
PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Math III EOY (PDF)  PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Math III EOY (PDF) 
PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Math III PBA and MYA (PDF)  PARCC Mathematics Evidence Table Math III PBA and MYA (PDF) 
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