Monday, March 9, 2015
By Parcc Communications Team
Congratulations to all of our #PARCCready students, teachers, technology coordinators, principals and others for a great job with a historic first – a multistate mostly online test administration to 5 million students. While Ohio and New Jersey had already started, as well as in smaller numbers in Colorado and Illinois, this was the week when things moved into high gear with the addition of Mississippi, New Mexico, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
We surpassed 100,000 tests in a single day for the first time. And despite a few hiccups, schools and students have been making it work. (See how things have been going in New Jersey.) Tuesday morning saw a few intermittent issues with the call center phone lines but the issue was quickly resolved.
A huge shout out to all students and teachers for all their hard work and effort they’ve put into the assessments. And with one million tests completed as of Thursday afternoon, we thought we should celebrate your efforts, so here’s a little Uptown Funk, PARCC style, from Scott Elementary School in Melrose Park, Illinois. Enjoy.
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Correction: The source of the great highlighted video was incorrectly cited in an earlier version. The video is from Scott Elementary School in Melrose Park, Illinois.