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The Parent’s Guide to The Common Core and PARCC Assessment. Morris school district Spring 2014. What is the Common Core?. Three-Minute Video Explaining the Common Core State Standards. Common Core Standards .
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Three-Minute Video Explaining the Common Core State Standards
Common Core State Standards (CCCS) provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn to be college and career ready. The PARCC Assessments measure student progress toward standards.
In June 2010, the New Jersey State Board of Education (NJBOE) and the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) adopted the CCCS.
These Educational standards in Math and English Language Arts were developed nationally in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce.
Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher-order thinking skills
Provide performance-based collaborative activities and assessments
Integrate literacy across content areas including Science and Social Studies
Place stronger emphasis on informational text, research, and media skills
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
Reason abstractly and quantitatively
Construct viable arguments & critique the reasoning of others
Model with mathematics
Use appropriate tools strategically
Attend to precision
Look for and make sense of structure
Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
What is PARCC?
What will it look like?
How will it be different from NJASK?
When will PARCC assessments be administered?
The Partnership for Assessments of College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of 19 states working together to develop a common set of computer-based K-12 assessments in English Language Arts/Literacy and Math linked to the new, more rigorous Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
Determine whether students are college and career ready or on track
Connect to the Common Core Standards
Measure the full range of student performance, including that of high and low achieving students
Provide educators data throughout the year to inform instruction
Create innovative 21st Century, technology-based assessments
Be affordable and sustainable
Students: Will know if they are on track to graduate ready for college/careers
Teachers: Will have earlier access to data to plan for learning and instruction for the following year
Parents: Will have clear and timely information about student progress
States: Will have valid results that are comparable across borders
Beginning of School Year
End of School Year
Speaking and Listening Assessment
Teachers, students, parents, and others can engage with the sample items using computer-based tools such as drag-and-drop, multiple select, text highlighting, and an equation builder. PARCC has also released online tutorials that demonstrate how students will navigate the test, how to use the computer-based tools, and features that make the test more accessible for all students, including those with disabilities and English learners.