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Friday, April 11, 2014
We are closing out of the Performance Based Assessment (PBA) field test window for most states today. We only had about 5,100 new test takers log in today but our total number of tests completed is over 403,000. See the list below for the total number of tests started by students in each state.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
We are heading into the final few days of the Performance Based Assessment (PBA) field test window for most states (Arkansas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Washington, DC will field test later this month). We had nearly 23,000 new test takers log in yesterday, and now have more than 373,000 tests completed. States with the most test takes yesterday include Ohio (3954), Tennessee (3849), and Illinois (3705).
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Yesterday was another busy day for field testing, with over 37,000 new test takers logging in. States with most test takers were Illinois (7916), Ohio (6105), and Tennessee (5184) bringing the total number of tests completed to over 335,000!
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Last week, I had the great fortune of watching a 6th grade class in Prince George’s County, Maryland, take the computer version of the PARCC ELA/literacy test. I was so impressed with how engaged the students were and how hard they worked on the field test. Just over half of them finished on time, and under half needed extra time; all of them finished by the end of the extra time period.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
“This is a huge milestone,” Mass. Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester told his fellow schools chiefs from the PARCC state at the start of the quarterly meeting of the PARCC consortium Governing Board in Alexandria, Va., March 31. Chester congratulated the states and thanked PARCC staff for an “overwhelmingly positive” first week of field testing.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

10:20 am (ET) – Morning Roundup
Yesterday, we passed the 300K mark for PARCC field tests completed!  There was over 34,000 new tests started and states with most test takers include Ohio (6727), Illinois (6169), and Massachusetts (5263).

Monday, April 7, 2014
Today starts the third week of PARCC field test. Over 291,000 test have been completed thus far and this morning over 24,000 new tests have been started.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Yesterday was a moderately busy day for PARCC field testing, with about 32,000 new test takers. We also passed the quarter-million mark for completed field tests! States with the most test takers include Illinois (5505), Massachusetts (3853), and Ohio (3693).
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Last Thursday, over 400 representatives of two-and four-year public and independent colleges and universities across the state of New Jersey came together for a day-long convening to learn about the PARCC assessment system, its development and implementation in New Jersey, and intended use as a tool to promote successful transitions to college and careers for New Jersey students.
Thursday, April 3, 2014

2:45 pm (ET)
We have now reached over 250,000 tests completed since the start of last week. Currently, there are over 32,000 students that have started new tests today.


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