PARCC Releases Tool To Prepare Schools and Districts for Rigorous 21st Century Assessments
WASHINGTON - March 5, 2013 - The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today announced a new planning tool and guidance for schools and districts that will help them get ready for new, 21st century assessments in the 2014-2015 school year.
With an eye for detail and a desire to advocate for kids, Stephanie Jaquez spent four days looking over approximately 300 questions that could help shape the future of assessments of K-12 students across the nation. Read The Daily Times article...
PARCC Releases Draft Accommodations Policies for Public Comment
WASHINGTON - January 16, 2013 - The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) released two draft accommodations policies for public comment, the reading access accommodation and the calculator use accommodation.
In addition to allowing a full array of testing accommodations on summative tests, PARCC is proposing two accommodations that will expand access to its tests to an even wider range of students with disabilities.
In a series of stories this week and throughout December, the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting and StateImpact Florida explore the growing need for remedial education among Florida’s high school graduates and older students. They try to figure out what the state can do to improve public education and provide students with the skills and tools they need to succeed in college and in the workforce. More...
PARCC is preparing Version 2.0 of its Technology Guidelines for PARCC Assessments for release during the week of December 17-21, 2012. The new Guidelines will detail minimum and recommended levels for device specifications, and will provide updated considerations for bandwidth and the range of device types.
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 >>