Keep up with what's happening at PARCC.
PARCC will hold a field test this spring in 14 PARCC states and the District of Columbia to provide educators with a chance to test the test. This practice run will help ensure the assessments are valid, reliable, and fair. It also will give schools the chance to check their readiness in advance of the operational test in 2014-15.
Since the early stages of the process, local educators have played a significant role in developing PARCC assessments. Their involvement will continue with the field tests as they and their students are asked to provide feedback.
Fourteen states and the District of Columbia are administering the PARCC field tests this spring. More than one million students are expected to take them, or about 10 percent of the students in the states administering the field tests. Students with disabilities and English language learners will be included among field test participants in order to ensure that the test works the way it should for every student. Some students will take the field tests on computers, others on paper. Students will not be scored.