Welcome to the live field test updates. Today is the first day of the PARCC field test! We will bring you the latest field test updates throughout the day. We will also be tweeting from @PARCCPlace.
4:00 pm (ET) More than 40,000 students have started the field tests so far today. It has gone more or less as we expected – some glitches, but overall fairly smooth.
11:00 am (ET) The PARCC field test kicked off early this morning as the first test takers, from Preble-Shawnee Sr./Jr. School in Ohio, logged on before 8:00 am. Since then, over 22,000 students have started the tests.