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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

PARCC Field Test: Lessons Learned, a report released today, shows that the spring 2014 field test of the PARCC assessments went well, that PARCC states used feedback to make adjustments and improvements, and that the testing experience for students was largely positive – for example, they were successful with keyboarding, understood directions, and found the computer-based tests engaging.

Monday, November 24, 2014

By Laura Slover

Last week Fordham announced it will be doing a study of the PARCC assessments and two others for their alignment to the Common Core standards.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Katrina Santner, program associate on the summative assessment team, has been busy working with educators from the PARCC states on developing new test administrator and coordinator manuals and making other preparations for the upcoming fall block and spring test administrations. In this video, she talks about the importance of educators utilizing the resources provided by PARCC.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The third edition of the PARCC Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual is now available on the PARCC Accessibility, Accommodations and Fairness page. This manual is a comprehensive accessibility policy document that provides guidance to districts and decision-making teams to ensure that the PARCC performance-based, and end-of-year assessments provide valid results for all participating students.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
With all of the preparation for the spring 2015 administration of the PARCC summative assessments, it’s easy to forget that PARCC will actually make its debut in just a few weeks.
Thursday, October 30, 2014

By Laura Slover

Speaking with teachers, school leaders, assessment directors, and other educators directly involved in K-12 education, I am always heartened to see the energy around using assessments to inform instruction. Speaking to the Maryland Assessment Group (MAG) in Ocean City last week was no exception. Maryland educators are excited about this work!

Thursday, October 30, 2014
PARCC is pleased to announce – along with our partner ASCD - the release of iTunes U Common Core Resources collections, designed by teachers for teachers, and free for all educators.
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Twenty-five school and district leaders from nine states met this month to collaborate on creating draft testing schedules for schools for the spring 2015 test administration. Participants worked in groups, shared feedback, surfaced common issues and identified tools that schools and districts need to help develop their schedules. Several said it was the best professional development they'd participated in in years.

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Here are some of the things that the PARCC states are working on this month.

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