Keep up with what's happening at PARCC.
June: PARCC states submit application to the US Department of Education to develop a common set of next generation K-12 assessments in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics.
December: PARCC holds its first Design and Development Meeting with content teams from PARCC states to focus on details of the PARCC design; PARCC holds its first Governing Board meeting. The PARCC Governing Board meets quarterly.
June: The PARCC Governing Board approves refinements to the original PARCC design, creating two summative, required components and two non-summative, optional components.
September: PARCC holds its first Advisory Committee on College Readiness (ACCR) meeting as part of the ongoing engagement of postsecondary in its work
November: PARCC releases draft Model Content Frameworks for ELA/Literacy and Mathematics to inform item development and help support state and district implementation of the Common Core State Standards.
July: Item development begins
July/August: Teams of K-16 educators from across PARCC states met in Chicago for the first Educator Leader Cadre (ELC) meeting. Additional face-to-face and virtual meetings will be held through September 2014.
August: PARCC releases final Model Content Frameworks for ELA-Literacy
PARCC releases item and task prototypes
PARCC holds its first item review committee meeting to review PARCC passages. Item review committees meet regularly to review items and passages.
October: PARCC Governing Board and ACCR adopt a College- and Career-Ready Determination (CCRD) policy and Policy-Level Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs).
November: PARCC releases final Model Content Frameworks for Mathematics
December: PARCC Governing Board approves PARCC’s retest policy and the College- and Career-Ready Assessment in Mathematics (Integrated Mathematics III and an enhanced Algebra II assessment)
February: Small scale research studies begins in select PARCC states
March: PARCC releases early Assessment Administration Capacity Planning Tool
PARCC Nonprofit is launched to oversee the development of PARCC’s next generation assessments.
Summer: PARCC releases participation guidelines for field testing, as well as information about the design and cost of the non-summative components
Fall: PARCC releases Minimum Technology Specifications, version 3.0
Spring: Field Testing begins
Fall: PARCC releases Operational Assessment Administration Manual
Spring: Operational Administration of PARCC Summative Assessments (school year 2014-15)
Summer: Standard Setting