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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

By Laura Slover

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

By Laura Slover

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

PARCC continued its partnership with the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association last week in Chicago, convening teachers for a series of professional development sessions to learn about the PARCC assessments and the Common Core State Standards.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

ELA and literacy expert, Dr. Bonnie A. Hain, has rejoined the PARCC team as a Director of ELA/Literacy Content and Instructional Supports after almost a year long absence to support Baltimore County Public Schools' alignment to Maryland's College and Career Ready standards.

Bonnie will help guide the design and development of PARCC's non-summative work, including speaking and listening, diagnostic, and midyear assessments as well as K-2 instructional tools.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Members of PARCC's Colorado Educator Leader Cadre identified “Back-to-School Night” as a key make-or-break moment for getting accurate and helpful information to parents. At back-to-school night, teachers will give parents an overview of the school year, including the new tests their children will be taking. The trouble is most teachers haven’t experienced the new tests yet so they can’t authentically support them. We need teachers to feel confident saying these changes are good for kids.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
As part of the field test administration this past spring, the PARCC states collected feedback from students, test administrators, test coordinators and classroom teachers on their experiences,. To address their great feedback, PARCC will release a comprehensive Lessons Learned report later this summer, which will include feedback on both test administration and technology. The report will include what we learned about the computer-based platform, the administrative portal, student practice tools, test administration manuals, and security procedures and training.
Thursday, July 10, 2014

PARCC, Inc. is the project management partner for the PARCC consortium of states. PARCC is a team of passionate, creative, innovative professionals who are dedicated to building new and lasting pathways to college and career readiness for all students.   You can find a listing of career openings on the PARCC, Inc. website

Thursday, July 10, 2014

As part of the field test administration this past spring, the PARCC states collected feedback from participants on their experiences, including students, test administrators, test coordinators and classroom teachers. To address this great feedback, PARCC will release a comprehensive Lessons Learned report later this summer which will include lessons around both test administration and technology. The report will include what we learned about the computer-based platform, the administrative portal, student practice tools, test administration manuals, and security procedures and training.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

By Lynn Brabender      

If you were going to design a test score report from scratch, what information would you want to see, and how would you want to see it?

Monday, July 7, 2014

By Laura Slover

There's been a lot of talk in the past week or two about the health of the Common Core and the two groups of states developing assessments to go with the new standards. One particularly amusing headline reads: "Common Core Testing on Death Bed."

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