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Friday, March 27, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015







Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Teachers want all of their students to be familiar with the technologies used on the PARCC assessments so none will be at a disadvantage due to lack of exposure to technology. The technology tutorial is designed to equal the playing field.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The practice tests were developed so that students, parents, and teachers alike - not just those states involved in PARCC testing - can experience PARCC test items as they appear on the tests. 

Try out sample test questions on the technology platform that students will experience during the real testPO here. Teachers, students, parents and others can engage with the sample items using computer-based tools such as drag-and-drop, multiple select, text highlighting, and an equation builder. 

Monday, March 23, 2015
Blueprints are a series of documents that together describe the content and structure of an assessment.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Test Fairness and Security 
The PARCC states are committed to secure testing because fair tests are essential to better preparing the next generation for success.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Performance level descriptors outline the knowledge, skills, and practices that students performing at any given level should be able to demonstrate in each content area at each grade level to signal that they are academically prepared to engage successfully in further studies in each content area, the next grade's material and, later, at the high school-level for students to demonstrate that they are college and career ready.
Be sure to check out the PARCC website for our grade- and subject- specific PLDs and the purposes they serve. 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Have you checked out the Model Content Frameworks lately? Educators and those developing curricula and instructional materials can use these voluntary resources as a companion to the Common Core State Standards. 
The Model Content Frameworks help clarify the standards by illustrating how key content shifts from grade to grade.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

In case you missed it last fall, The PARCC consortium is developing online training modules to help teachers, school leaders, and testing coordinators understand the new PARCC assessment system and put the high-quality assessments to work for them and their students. The tools help educators learn how to read results from the assessments, make inferences about the results, and identify learning gaps. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
More than two million PARCC test sessions have now been completed online in the 11 states and the District of Columbia, which make up the PARCC consortium. The milestone was reached shortly before noon today EST.


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