News and Updates

Thursday, September 18, 2014
PARCC states are beginning development of another feature – one that will allow students to draw freehand. That would give students one more tool for solving problems and showing their understanding.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
PARCC states have been busy! In addition to the usual flurry of back-to-school activity, states are busy preparing the information schools and school districts need now to get ready for the spring 2015 assessment (and, for a small group, the high school fall block assessments). Here are a few of the things we are working on, with significant input from educators in the states.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
PARCC Model Content Frameworks are now available for kindergarten, first and second grades. Model Content Frameworks are voluntary resources meant to be used as a companion to the Common Core State Standards to help educators and those developing aligned curricula and instructional materials.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
We have gathered a list of our favorite PARCC resources for educators. Each resource is paired with a brief description to ensure that educators can quickly locate important information about PARCC.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Following on the success of last year's Twitter Town Hall series, the PARCC states will launch monthly "office hours" beginning in late September. The goal of these office hours is to provide a set time for informal conversation and resource sharing between PARCC staff members and educators in the field.

Thursday, September 4, 2014
By Laura Slover...Here are 10 things you should know about the PARCC assessments as you start off this school year: 1. PARCC is your state’s homegrown assessment. PARCC is not a testing company – it’s a group of states working together to build better assessments.
Thursday, September 4, 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. This is the fourth in a series of articles that will culminate in a release of a complete “Lessons Learned” in September.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
The PARCC ELA/literacy prose constructed response item rubrics have been updated with the help of educators across PARCC states to reflect lessons learned from the PARCC field test.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Here are some of the things that the PARCC states are working on this month.
Friday, August 22, 2014
As part of the field test administration this past spring, the PARCC states collected feedback from participants, including students, test administrators, test coordinators and classroom teachers. This is the third in a series of articles that will culminate in a release of a complete “Lessons Learned” in September.

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