During the 2016-2017 school year, students in grades 6 through 11 will participate in an online assessment called PARCC. The Partnership for Assessment for Readiness of College and Careers (PARCC) is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and is designed to determine a student’s readiness for college and career. It will help parents and teachers to determine whether or not students have achieved grade level standards.
The PARCC assessments for grades 6 through 8 will be delivered at each grade level and will be based directly on the Common Core State Standards. The distributed PARCC design includes four components – two required summative and two optional non-summative – to provide educators with timely feedback to inform instruction and provide multiple measures of student achievement across the school year. PARCC states have endorsed a grade-based design in English language arts/literacy (ELA/literacy) and both a course-based and integrated design in mathematics.
Down below please review and explore the most current information about PARCC testing that will occur during the Spring of 2016, in March and May.
What is PARCC? – http://www.state.nj.us/education/assessment/PARCCFAQ.pdf
This link will describe a better understanding of PARCC and why students are required to take it.
Providing Support – http://www.state.nj.us/education/sca/parcc/brochure.pdf
This link will allow you to view different ways you can support your child.
PARCC Sample Questions – http://www.parcconline.org/samples/item-task-prototypes
This link will provide sample questions for each grade level and their subject.
Sample Test – http://www.parcconline.org/take-the-test
This link will provide the parent to give the child a test based on sample questions.