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Are You PARCC Ready?

An Update from the Consortium

Lesley Muldoon, Chief of Staff, PARCC

March 21, 2014

parcc consortium
PARCC Consortium

Governed by the education chiefs in the states

parcc tests
PARCC Tests

New tests and teaching tools in

English Language Arts/Literacy & Mathematics

  • Tests worth taking, made up of texts worth reading and problems worth solving
  • Full of the kinds of questions great teachers routinely ask students
  • Closely aligned to college- and career-ready standards that prepare students for success after high school
parcc s priorities
PARCC’s Priorities
  • Determine whether students are college- and career-ready or on track
  • Provide tools to assess student learning and support effective instruction during the school year
  • Generate data, including growth measures, for accountability uses
  • Report comparable data across schools, districts and states
  • Use technology to engage students and create efficiencies in test

development, administration, scoring and reporting

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key milestones
Key Milestones

Before PARCC states administer these new tests in 2014–15, they must conduct field tests this spring.

Field testing

PARCC is launched, governing board meets

Test development begins

Item types released

Sample questions released

Operational tests administered

important resources
Important Resources
  • Model Content Frameworks
    • www.parcconline.org/parcc-model-content-frameworks
  • Test Specifications and Blueprints
    • http://www.parcconline.org/assessment-blueprints-test-specs
  • Sample items and tutorials for every tested subject and grade
    • http://practice.parcc.testnav.com/#
  • Educator Leaders Cadres
    • Public ELC portal for educator resources!
      • http://parcc.nms.org/
  • Test Administration Training Modules
    • PowerPoint and voice recorded guidance to guide test administration
      • Register here: parcc.pearson.com/tms
  • Practice Test
    • Available spring 2014
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