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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Parcc Communications Team

Survey results from the spring 2014 field test show that students liked taking the PARCC tests using computers or tablets. Students found the computer-based platform generally easy to use, engaging, and able to accommodate their needs to graph, write equations and perform other functions.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Parcc Communications Team

The PARCC governing board voted unanimously to make the first-of-its-kind Speaking and Listening portion of the PARCC assessment system optional for states in a meeting last week.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Parcc Communications Team

PARCC is made up of states working together to develop new high-quality, computer-based assessments of student learning.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Parcc Communications Team

Assessments are an integral and important part of instruction.  Some people have asked why it's worth using class time for students to take assessments. After all, time is the scarcest resource in schools.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Callie Riley, Associate Director, State Engagement, Parcc Inc.

PARCC has created a list of valuable resources for educators. Be sure to share with your colleagues today.  
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Monday, September 15, 2014
By Parcc Communications Team

Following on the success of last year's Twitter Town Hall series, the PARCC states will launch monthly "office hours" beginning in late September.
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Monday, September 15, 2014
By Parcc Communications Team

PARCC Model Content Frameworks are now available for ELA/Literacy and Mathematics for grades kindergarten through second grades.
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
By Parcc Communications Team

PARCC assessments will provide timely information about student performance that will allow teachers and parents to identify student needs and adjust instruction to meet those needs.  Collecting this data will make it possible for districts to see how their schools do over time, and allow teachers to figure out what’s working so they can adjust instruction.

The PARCC states are highly committed to protecting student data and privacy. The consortium has taken a number of steps, including adopting a data privacy and security policy, to ensure the information gathered is used for the sole purpose of measuring student progress.

To underscore their commitment to the privacy of student data and dispel any myths about the federal government accessing data from assessments, education chiefs in the PARCC states joined with chiefs from across the country in sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

They reminded Secretary Duncan that states have never submitted student-level assessment data to the U.S. Department of Education in the past, and they confirmed that the transition to new assessments should not cause anyone to worry that federal reporting requirements will change. 

Simply put, neither states nor the PARCC consortium will share any personally identifiable information about K-12 students with the U.S. Department of Education or any federal agency.

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