WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 17, 2013 - The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today released the final grade- and subject-specific performance level descriptors (PLDs) in English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. Performance levels, sometimes referred to as "achievement levels," are the broad categories used to report student performance on an assessment, and the PLDs further describe what that performance means.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 12, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Education recently released the Race to the Top Technical Review to chart the progress made by the state consortia that received Race to the Top Assessment (RTTA) grants. The review found PARCC's assessment development is "generally on track," the highest rating possible.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 3, 2013 - The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today released information about the non-summative components of the PARCC assessment system. These components are additional tools and resources for students, teachers and parents to support student mastery of the knowledge and skills found in the Common Core State Standards, which will be measured by the PARCC assessment.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 28, 2013 - The Governing Board of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) met on June 26, 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.
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...
On June 26, 2013, the PARCC Governing Board approved the policies in the first edition of the PARCC Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual. The manual will undergo a number of iterations,...Read more >>
Peggy Brookins, Director of the Engineering and Manufacturing Institute of Technology (E.M.I.T.) and a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Board Member, writes in an op-ed in...Read more >>