Katie Novak Ed.D notes "It’s about time a standardized test is developed in a non-standard way. All students learn differently, and so it only makes sense that students be allowed to access the same challenging, standards-based assessment in a way that helps them to be successful, regardless of variability." Read the article...
According to a schedule by the Arizona Department of Education, the assessment known as PARCC will be phased in for the spring semester of 2015, affecting incoming freshmen. Kyrene Akimel A-al eighth-grader Mya Carrizosa said she hopes the PARCC assessment will help overall test scores for students. “I think it’s a good idea just because there is a lot of interpretation for multiple choice,” she said, regarding AIMS’ current format.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 18, 2013 - The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today released for public comment a draft of the full accommodations manual for the assessments currently being developed by the 22-state consortium.
Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell Chester, who serves as chairman of the PARCC Governing Board, said the new assessment being developed is "very responsive" to feedback from employers and institutes of higher education regarding what they expect of high school graduates.
WASHINGTON - March 28, 2013 - The Governing Board of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) met on March 20, 2013. The board meets quarterly to make major policy and operational decisions on behalf of the PARCC consortium related to the overall design of the assessment system, PARCC's procurement strategy and other significant issues.
WASHINGTON - March 12, 2013 - The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today announced the formation of a new non-profit organization to oversee the development of its next generation assessments. To date, PARCC has been a consortium of states with no legal status; under its new non-profit status, PARCC will become its own legal entity as a 501(c)(3). Launching the non-profit is the first step in the process to ensuring the PARCC assessment system can be sustained in the long term and beyond the U.S.
Achieve and Education First Release Common Core State Standards Tool to Assist States in Implementing the CCSS The wide adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) represents an unprecedented...Read more >>
PARCC's newsletter - PARCC Place - offers updates on PARCC's major areas of work, resources, and meetings.The PARCC Place newsletter also features contributions from educators across PARCC states...Read more >>
Florida schools are implementing the Common Core State Standards in English and math, which are intended to better prepare high school graduates for college or work. Read the article in The Daytona...Read more >>