PARCC convened over 70 National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers state and national affiliate members Feb. 7-9 to launch an official partnership between the two unions and the consortium.
Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to spend the day at Port Allen High School in Louisiana speaking with district superintendents from across the state about the transition to rigorous new standards and the PARCC assessments.
The PARCC consortium will reach yet another major milestone this spring. On March 24, thousands of schools in PARCC states will begin the first window of field testing to “test the test” and gain valuable data that will drive the continued refinement of the assessments for full roll-out in the 2014-15 school year.
On June 26, 2013, the PARCC Governing Board approved the policies in the first edition of the PARCC Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual. The manual will undergo a number of iterations,...Read more >>
PARCC assessments will provide timely information about student performance that will allow teachers and parents to identify student needs and adjust instruction to meet those needs. Collecting this...Read more >>