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PARCC will establish a systematic standard-setting process to identify the threshold scores, also known as cut scores, which will be followed by a standard-setting event after the first administration of PARCC in summer 2015. The event will result in identification of the threshold scores for all five performance levels and make use of multiple sources of information including the judgments of K-12 and higher education professionals serving on standard-setting panels, as well as relevant data about how students participating in PARCC assessments perform on other achievement measures.
On July 12, 2012, the PARCC Governing Board and the Governing State representatives of the Advisory Committee on College Readiness (ACCR) approved draft PLDs and a draft CCRD policy for public comment. After reviewing the initial round of public comments, PARCC decided to open a second comment period in September 2012 to get specific feedback on issues related to career readiness. Nearly 800 individuals provided comments on the PLDs and CCRD policy, and their comments were carefully reviewed by PARCC to inform subsequent revisions to the document.
To view the CCRD policy and PLDs, frequently asked questions, a summary of the feedback to the drafts and how the feedback was incorporated, please visit the PARCC Assessment Polices (http://www.parcconline.org/parcc-assessment-policies) page on the PARCC website.
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