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Thursday, August 7, 2014
One of the highlights in PARCC’s Educator Leader Cadre meeting in July, was the "Using PARCC Practice Tests to Raise Rigor and Build Assessment Literacy Skills: Deconstructing PARCC Practice Item" presentation by Char Shryock, Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Bay Village Schools in Ohio.
Thursday, August 7, 2014

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.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Like many of my PARCC colleagues, I began my career as a classroom educator. As a high school English teacher, I had the chance to engage students in active discussions about what they were reading and writing – and each day I would try to figure out what they needed to continue to grow, learn and succeed both inside and outside my classroom.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
I had the pleasure of joining hundreds of K-16 educators from all the PARCC states at PARCC’s Educator Leader Cadre meeting last week in Chicago. These teachers, principals, college and university faculty, policy leaders and other educators understand the tremendously important role that high quality assessments play in the implementation of high quality standards and that one can’t happen without the other.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

PARCC continued its partnership with the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association last week in Chicago, convening teachers for a series of professional development sessions to learn about the PARCC assessments and the Common Core State Standards.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
As part of the field test administration this past spring, the PARCC states collected feedback from students, test administrators, test coordinators and classroom teachers on their experiences,. To address their great feedback, PARCC will release a comprehensive Lessons Learned report later this summer, which will include feedback on 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.
Thursday, July 10, 2014

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

Thursday, July 10, 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. 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.

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