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Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

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Sunday, October 4, 2015
Educator Webinars

Teachers learn what's ahead for PARCC in fall 2015 in this webinar. Hear about the objectives of the PARCC assessments and changes to this year's PARCC administration, preview the score reports and learn about new tools from PARCC and interactive resources for educators and parents to support student achievement. Presented by: Dr. Phyllis Lynch, Director, Office of Instruction, Assessment and Curriculum, Rhode Island Department of Education, Audra McPhillips, Mathematics Specialist PreK-12 for West Warwick Public Schools (RI) and Callie Riley, PARCC Inc.'s Associate Director for State Engagement.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Educator Webinars

This webinar, for principals discusses what's ahead for PARCC, the changes to PARCC's administration, provides a preview of the score reports, and the new tools from PARCC and interactive resources for educators. Presented by: Bari Erlichson, Chief Performance Officer/Assistant Commissioner from the NJ Department of Education, Emil Carafa, Principal of Washington Elementary School (NJ) and Jeff Nellhaus, PARCC Inc.'s Chief of Assessment.

Sunday, September 27, 2015
This is PARCC

In this video, educators and experts provide an in-depth explanation of the rigorous process that determined the five PARCC performance levels. See how over 200 hundred teachers, higher education faculty and other content experts from the PARCC states determined what score a student must earn on the PARCC assessment in order to achieve a particular performance level.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Understanding the Score

In this video, Jessica Moore, a teacher from Colorado, talks about how PARCC is going help students and teachers. The new assessments provide students with accurate information about gaps in student performance that need to be addressed through better classroom instruction.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Understanding the Score

Marti Shirley, a teacher from Illinois, explains what parents need to know about their child's PARCC score. Educators are going to use this information to raise the bar in their classrooms and support students as they practice their skills and improve.

Monday, September 21, 2015
This is PARCC

Pauline Carey, a teacher from Maryland, describes how she contributed to the development of PARCC. PARCC listened to hundreds of teachers, parents and content experts to understand what today's students need and built a test based on the expertise and experience of educators.

Monday, September 21, 2015
This is PARCC

In this video, Becky Loker, a teacher from Maryland, outlines how PARCC tests the skills we value. Unlike previous assessments that encouraged teaching to the test, PARCC measures complex skills, such as reasoning and problem solving, and examines whether students are able to apply what they have learned in class to real-world situations.

Monday, September 21, 2015
This is PARCC

Yufanyi Nshom, an algebra teacher from Washington, DC, explains how PARCC will help her help her students. As a standardized assessment that is given in multiple states, PARCC aims to level the playing field for all students and give teachers feedback so they can better prepare their students for college.

Monday, September 21, 2015
This is PARCC

Technology coordinator, Michael Roush from Ohio, explains the value of PARCC as a computer-based test. PARCC provides a flexible testing format that allows all students, including those with disabilities and English language learners, to more easily access the assessments.

Monday, September 21, 2015
Understanding the Score

In this video, Heather Canzurlo, a teacher from Ohio, discusses what parents need to know about PARCC. Unlike previous, less effective tests, PARCC provides teachers and parents with specific information about students' needs and strengths, which allows for better classroom instruction and support for students at home.

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