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Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

Understanding the Score

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Understanding the Score

Emil Carafa, a principal from New Jersey, talks about what it means to have a more rigorous assessment such as PARCC. A more rigorous test does not add more work; instead, it ensures that students have a deeper understanding of what they are learning.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Understanding the Score

In this video, Kristina Sparfven, a teacher from Rhode Island, explains how the PARCC results help her in her role as an educator. Teachers can look at the PARCC scores to identify where their students' strengths are and where they need support and can adjust their instruction accordingly.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Understanding the Score

Sarena White, a teacher from Louisiana, talks about why it is important to have good assessments. Tests, such as PARCC, that require critical thinking and justifying answers drive instruction to where teachers teach those valuable skills in their classrooms every day.

Sunday, October 4, 2015
Understanding the Score

Three educators (Laura Shelton, Sabrina Brown-Robinson and Emily Alvarez) walk parents through the PARCC score reports that are coming out in fall 2015. Learn what to expect from the results, understand what your childÕs overall score and performance level mean and find out what you can do to support your child in school.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Understanding the Score

In this video, Jessica Moore, a teacher from Colorado, talks about how PARCC is going help students and teachers. The new assessments provide students with accurate information about gaps in student performance that need to be addressed through better classroom instruction.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Understanding the Score

Marti Shirley, a teacher from Illinois, explains what parents need to know about their child's PARCC score. Educators are going to use this information to raise the bar in their classrooms and support students as they practice their skills and improve.

Monday, September 21, 2015
Understanding the Score

In this video, Heather Canzurlo, a teacher from Ohio, discusses what parents need to know about PARCC. Unlike previous, less effective tests, PARCC provides teachers and parents with specific information about students' needs and strengths, which allows for better classroom instruction and support for students at home.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Understanding the Score

In this video, Christy Hild, a principal from Illinois, Joanie Funderburk, a math coordinator from Colorado, and Robin Williams, an instructional coach from Washington, D.C., explain how assessments are an integral and important part of instruction. PARCC scores provide teachers with comprehensive information about what students know and can do. This allows educators to adapt classroom instruction to students' specific needs and strengths and to eliminate other, less informative assessments.

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