Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

Glossary of Terms

Clarifying Language and Terms This glossary is written to clarify terms used frequently in discussions around the new Common Core aligned-assessments being developed by PARCC. These are not uniquely PARCC terms but reflect the language PARCC is using in the development of the assessments. Many of the conversations about the new tests can be technical […]

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The PARCC partnership states provide a wide variety of resources for educators and families to learn about the assessments and how those assessments benefit instruction. While there are many resources currently available, including the Model Content Frameworks, the intention is to continue to add resources to benefit the community. […]

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Parent Resources

Information to encourage strong parent engagement The PARCC assessments serve as an “educational GPS system,” assessing students’ current performance, and pointing the way to what students need to learn to be ready for the next grade level and, by high school graduation, for college and/or a career. The PARCC assessments are designed to give schools […]

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