Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

Independent Studies

PARCC measures what matters A core belief held by the states that built and use the PARCC assessment system is that all students have the right to a quality, rigorous test that has the same high expectations for all students, regardless of zip code. Every child has a right to demonstrate what they know and […]

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Archived Testing Manuals

Archived test administration manuals are available below. Spring 2016 Grades 3-5 Paper-Based Test Administrator Manual Computer-Based Test Administrator Manual Grades 6-8 Paper-Based Test Administrator Manual Computer-Based Test Administrator Manual High School ELA Paper-Based Test Administrator Manual ELA Computer-Based Test Administrator Manual Math Paper-Based Test Administrator Manual Math Computer-Based Test Administrator Manual Fall 2015 High School […]

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Sample Score Reports

Below you will find sample score reports in English, and translated into 11 languages. Please note that your child’s score report is not available here. Please contact your child’s school or local school district to find out about your child’s score report. For more information on the report, please visit UnderstandTheScore.org. English Arabic Chinese Navajo […]

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Educator Resources

Your companion to the standards Model Content Frameworks are voluntary resources meant to be used as a companion to the Common Core State Standards to help educators and those developing aligned curricula and instructional materials. The frameworks serve as a bridge between the standards and these tools in a variety of ways, including by clarifying […]

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Test Development

Developing the assessment Since 2010, more than 2,000 educators, researchers, psychometricians and others have collaborated to develop PARCC’s annual state assessments and instructional tools. PARCC was designed not only to evaluate a student’s progress, but also to provide better information for teachers and parents to identify where a student needs help, or is excelling, so they […]

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ELA/Literacy

Helping you to understand the Summative Assessments The state summative English language arts/literacy tests are available in Grades 3-8 and high school. Students read and analyze passages from real texts — fiction and nonfiction — and sometimes watch video or listen to audio. They write, using what they’ve learned from the passages and multimedia to […]

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Mathematics

Helping you to understand the Summative Assessments The annual summative math tests are available in Grades 3-8 and high school. Students solve multi-step math problems that require reasoning and address real-world situations. This requires students to reason mathematically, make sense of quantities and their relationships to solve real-world problems, and show their understanding. Many previous […]

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Performance Levels

Knowledge, Skills, and Practices PARCC reports results according to five performance levels that delineate the knowledge, skills, and practices students are able to demonstrate: Level 1: Did not yet meet expectations Level 2: Partially met expectations Level 3: Approached expectations Level 4: Met expectations Level 5: Exceeded expectations Performance level descriptors for English language arts/literacy and mathematics […]

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Research

The PARCC states have carried out research to establish the validity of the assessments. Below are descriptions of the completed research reports. In addition, recent independent studies have found PARCC aligns to the standards and assessment criteria that matter most. Related to Performance Level Setting PARCC applied an evidence-based standard setting approach that used empirical […]

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College & Career Ready

Determinations and performance-level descriptions The PARCC draft College- and Career-Ready (CCR) Determination Policy and Policy-Level Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs) were released for public feedback in summer and fall 2012. PARCC received nearly 800 responses from K-12 educators, higher education faculty, parents, and community members. The revised CCR Determination Policy and Policy-Level PLDs, adopted in October […]

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