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Thursday, July 10, 2014

PARCC, Inc. is the project management partner for the PARCC consortium of states. PARCC is a team of passionate, creative, innovative professionals who are dedicated to building new and lasting pathways to college and career readiness for all students.   You can find a listing of career openings on the PARCC, Inc. website

Thursday, July 10, 2014

As part of the field test administration this past spring, the PARCC states collected feedback from participants on their experiences, including students, test administrators, test coordinators and classroom teachers. To address this great feedback, PARCC will release a comprehensive Lessons Learned report later this summer which will include lessons around both test administration and technology. The report will include what we learned about the computer-based platform, the administrative portal, student practice tools, test administration manuals, and security procedures and training.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

By Lynn Brabender      

If you were going to design a test score report from scratch, what information would you want to see, and how would you want to see it?

Monday, July 7, 2014

By Laura Slover

    

There's been a lot of talk in the past week or two about the health of the Common Core and the two groups of states developing assessments to go with the new standards. One particularly amusing headline reads: "Common Core Testing on Death Bed."

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The New Mexico State Procurement Office on Wednesday denied a protest by the American Institutes for Research, which had delayed contract work to develop the assessment for next year. The work can now proceed.

Mitchell Chester, the Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education for Massachusetts and Chair of the PARCC states Governing Board issued the following statement:

Thursday, June 26, 2014

By Laura Slover

Thursday, June 26, 2014

By: Paul Rafalowski and Char Shryock
Paul Rafalowski is the curriculum coordinator for the South Plainfield School District in New Jersey and Char Shryock is the director of curriculum at Bay Village Schools in Ohio.

Both are members of the PARCC Educator Leader Cadres, which help each state build and expand the pool of educators who understand and are ready for the successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and PARCC assessments.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Last week, over 50 higher education and K-12 representatives from 11 states met to participate in a strategy and planning meeting over the course of two days in New Orleans, La. This was the third annual meeting of its kind. Teams pulled together from campus- and state-level leadership dug into their work plans from the last year to focus on expanding faculty engagement in PARCC test development, standard setting, score reporting, and communication efforts about the assessments.

Thursday, June 26, 2014
This week, we wanted to highlight a valuable PARCC-related resource for educators, Achieve the Core. This website launched by Student Achievement Partners, shares free, open-source resources to support Common Core implementation at the classroom, district, and state level.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a consortium of states working together to create next generation assessments, released a request for proposal (RFP) for an Assessment Delivery System. This RFP will focus on the development of open technology solutions for components of PARCC's Assessment System that will provide PARCC with essential infrastructure for computer-based assessment delivery

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