Take the Test

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1  Before You Get Started: Do you have the right tools?
The PARCC tests are administered online, although paper-and-pencil versions will be available for schools that are not ready for the computer-based version. 
2  Take the Test
Try one of the practice tests below or any of the practice tests in grades 3 through 11, including Braille and large print. Be sure to look at the right answer key - online or paper, depending on which version you try.
English Language Arts/Literacy Practice Tests
Mathematics Practice Tests

3  What's different about these tests
There’s no better way to see the difference than to look at side-by-side examples of "old" test items and PARCC test items:
Read more about what’s different.

Frequently Asked Questions

Use of sample and practice test items

This website displays sample test items and practice test items, located on the PARCC Pearson portal, as well as the Task Prototypes and New Sample Items: ELA/literacy, Task Prototypes and New Sample Items: Mathematics, and the Task Prototypes and Sample Items pages on the PARCC website. These resources are for use by educators, parents, authors, the public, textbook publishers, and others to help raise awareness of the PARCC assessments and to help prepare educators and students. No charge is imposed for the use of the items that are identified as samples. The widespread use and sharing of these materials is encouraged, provided that the source of the materials is acknowledged in any reproduction of the samples.


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