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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
By Parcc Communications Team

The PARCC states have released English language arts/literacy end-of-year practice tests for all grade levels in both the computer-based format and as PDFs to print out on paper. These follow last week’s publication of the math performance-based (PBA) component practice tests.
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Friday, January 30, 2015
By Parcc Communications Team

This is item 9 from the recently released Grade 7 mathematics performance-based practice test. It requires students to express a real-world, multi-step problem in mathematical terms. This is known as mathematical modeling.
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Friday, January 30, 2015
By Parcc Communications Team

The PARCC states have released mathematics performance-based practice tests for all grade levels in both the computer-based format and as PDFs to print out on paper. These practice tests add to the resources available to teachers, schools, students and parents.
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Thursday, January 22, 2015
By Parcc Communications Team

TestNav version 8.2 and corresponding apps (iPad, Chromebook and Android) were successfully deployed and all TestNav-based resources (practice tests, tutorials, and sample items) now include 8.2 functionality.
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Thursday, January 22, 2015
By Parcc Communications Team

“Determining their ranges of capabilities is what truly help informs instruction," says Bonnie Hain, PARCC's Director of English Language Arts/Literacy Content.
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Friday, January 16, 2015
By Parcc Communications Team

This is a Grade 11 PARCC sample item. It is a sample of the type of item that would appear on the "performance-based" (PBA) portion of the test, which focuses on providing students opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in writing using and analyzing sources.
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015
By Parcc Communications Team

Every PARCC test item starts with the standards and then goes through a rigorous review by more than 30 people, including teachers and other educators from the PARCC states.
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015
By Parcc Communications Team

"I like to say that the PARCC assessments start and end with good teaching," says Bonnie Hain, PARCC’s Director of English Language Arts/Literacy Content.
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015
By David Connerty-Marin, Communications Director

Take the Test!

Each week from now until the start of the spring assessments, we will post a PARCC sample test item to give parents and others a glimpse into the kinds of questions students can expect. Try your hand, share it, and try other PARCC test questions.
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Monday, January 5, 2015
By Emily Alvarez, Program Associate, State Engagement, Parcc Inc.

The PARCC tests are designed to reflect what students must know each year as they build toward the knowledge and skills needed for college and careers.
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