PARCC field testing is off to a busy start this morning with more than 21,000 tests started so far. There have been over 39,000 tests completed since testing began on Monday. Thank you to everyone for tweeting about your field test experiences! Join in the conversation by following @PARCCplace on Twitter and using the hashtags #PARCC, #PARCCfieldtest and #askPARCC.
By Laura Slover, the CEO of PARCC, Inc., the nonprofit managing the assessment project for the PARCC states - This week I want to turn my weekly column over to Char Shryock, Bay Village (OH) City Schools' Director of Curriculum, PARCC Educator Leader Cadre member and ardent supporter of better opportunities for teachers and students. Char's story reminds us of the great things educators do every day to bring the Common Core to life for students.
The PARCC Spring 2014 field test kicks off on Monday. During the field test, PARCC will provide live updates on our news page and via twitter @PARCCplace. We’ll tell you how many students are doing the practice run, what seems to be working well, and where we have glitches. Be sure to follow us for all of the latest updates!
PARCC is expanding its reach in the digital world—and providing new resources for educators, parents, teachers and community members to use to talk about the Common Core and the consortium’s aligned assessments.
PARCC will conduct seven focused research studies during the Spring 2014 field tests. Two of these studies include a quality of test administration instructions and a study of one of PARCC testing accommodations for students with disabilities.
Students will have the opportunity to share their feedback on, among other things, how they interacted with the PARCC field test, how easy or difficult the technology was to use, whether the test directions were clear and understandable, and whether they had enough time to complete the test.