Monday, December 22, 2014
Fourth graders at Springbrook Elementary School in Westerly, Rhode Island, are eager and motivated by technology and are getting ready for the PARCC tests.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Like many of their colleagues across the country, Matt Mingle, the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and John LaPierre, the Coordinator of Technology for Madison (NJ) Public Schools, are getting ready for the transition from paper-and-pencil to computer-based testing.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
We asked Jeff Nellhaus, PARCC's Chief of Assessment and former deputy commissioner of education in Massachusetts to answer the questions, "What is construct validity? Why is it important in a high quality assessment?"
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
This week, a group of approximately 30,000 high school students are the first to take the PARCC assessmentthe first to take the PARCC assessment in six of the PARCC states: Arkansas, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, Ohio, and Rhode Island.
Monday, December 1, 2014
Here are some of the things that the PARCC states are working on this December:
Sunday, November 30, 2014
More than 30,000 high school students will be the first to take the PARCC assessments this week. PARCC assessments will be administered to about 5 million students in spring 2015. More than 1 million students participated in a field test of the PARCC assessments last spring.
Tuesday, November 25, 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.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Last week Fordham announced it will be doing study of the PARCC assessments and two others for their alignment to the Common Core standards.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
[Update, 8/2/16: The Fifth Edition is now available, and may be accessed here.]
The PARCC Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual (Third edition) is now available.