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A few months ago, PARCC launched the first in a series of customized learning objects, often referred to as “CLOs,” to provide educators, parents, teachers and community members additional digital resources to learn about the Common Core and the consortium’s aligned assessment.
ELA and literacy expert, Dr. Bonnie A. Hain, has rejoined the PARCC team as a Director of ELA/Literacy Content and Instructional Supports after almost a year long absence to support Baltimore County Public Schools' alignment to Maryland's College and Career Ready standards.
Bonnie will help guide the design and development of PARCC's non-summative work, including speaking and listening, diagnostic, and midyear assessments as well as K-2 instructional tools.
Members of PARCC's Colorado Educator Leader Cadre identified “Back-to-School Night” as a key make-or-break moment for getting accurate and helpful information to parents. At back-to-school night, teachers will give parents an overview of the school year, including the new tests their children will be taking. The trouble is most teachers haven’t experienced the new tests yet so they can’t authentically support them. We need teachers to feel confident saying these changes are good for kids.
PARCC, Inc. is the project management partner for the PARCC consortium of states. PARCC is a team of passionate, creative, innovative professionals who are dedicated to building new and lasting pathways to college and career readiness for all students. You can find a listing of career openings on the PARCC, Inc. website.
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. To address this great feedback, PARCC will release a comprehensive Lessons Learned report later this summer which will include lessons around both test administration and technology. The report will include what we learned about the computer-based platform, the administrative portal, student practice tools, test administration manuals, and security procedures and training.