Keep up with what's happening at PARCC.
By John K. Jonak
Reflection is a significant part of growth. At Westmont Junior High School, in Westmont, Illinois, my 8th grade Literacy classes took the PARCC test this past March. My amazing two 8th grade Literacy teachers understood there was an interesting lesson within the ongoing discussions about PARCC testing in both school and political forums. Ms. Nancy Bartosz and Ms. Colleen Walsh recognized that their students, being stakeholders involved in this testing process, had an important and valuable voice regarding the PARCC test.
The practice tests were developed so that students, parents, and teachers alike - not just those states involved in PARCC testing - can experience PARCC test items as they appear on the tests.
Try out sample test questions on the technology platform that students will experience during the real testPO here. 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.