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Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

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Sunday, April 5, 2015
This is PARCC

This video, developed by Advance Illinois, offers an introduction to the PARCC assessments and outlines how they raise the bar for students. PARCC is aligned to new state standards and designed to measure whether kids are prepared for college and careers by graduation.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
This is PARCC

Bonnie Hain, PARCC's Director of English Language Arts/Literacy Content, explains the value of having difficult questions on the PARCC test. The test is designed to allow all students, whether they are struggling, gifted or somewhere in between, to show what they know and can do.  With this accurate information about student performance in hand, teachers can better determine the next steps on the road to college and career readiness.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
This is PARCC

in this video, Bonnie Hain, PARCC's Director of English Language Arts/Literacy Content, offers insight into the rigorous development process for the PARCC test questions. PARCC is an assessment that was developed by teachers with an unprecedented level of inclusiveness. It is designed to be fair for all students, align to the new state standards and inspire great teaching.

Sunday, November 9, 2014
This is PARCC

Katrina Santner, a program associate on PARCC's summative assessment team, talks about the importance of educators utilizing the resources provided by PARCC, including customized test administrator and coordinator manuals. Tutorials and practice tests, in particular, are a great way for teachers and administrators to become familiar with the PARCC assessments.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
This is PARCC

In this video, Char Shryock, a curriculum and instruction director from Ohio, speaks about putting the PARCC assessments in context. The purpose of PARCC is to provide feedback about where students are now and whether they are able to do what is asked of them at their particular grade level. The assessments are closely linked to classroom instruction and an integral part of students' learning experience.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
This is PARCC

Sabrina Brown-Robinson, a special education coordinator from Washington, D.C., addresses the concerns parents of students with disabilities have about assessments. PARCC is designed to provide greater access for all students, including those with disabilities, and to allow them to show what they know and can do.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
This is PARCC

In this video, Andrea McKenna, a teacher from Arkansas, speaks about how quality assessments level the playing field for all students. The PARCC test questions are designed to be unbiased and to ensure all students have an equal ability to perform well.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
This is PARCC

Kathy Felt, a math teacher from Illinois, discusses the value of computer-based assessments such as PARCC in engaging students. As digital natives, today's children are much more engaged when they take tests on the computer.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
This is PARCC

In this video, Kathy Felt, a math teacher from Illinois, speaks about how the PARCC assessments better measure student understanding. By using test questions that measure complex skills like critical thinking, problem solving and justifying answers instead of multiple choice questions, PARCC scores are truly indicative of where students stand on the path to college and career readiness.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Understanding the Score

In this video, Christy Hild, a principal from Illinois, Joanie Funderburk, a math coordinator from Colorado, and Robin Williams, an instructional coach from Washington, D.C., explain how assessments are an integral and important part of instruction. PARCC scores provide teachers with comprehensive information about what students know and can do. This allows educators to adapt classroom instruction to students' specific needs and strengths and to eliminate other, less informative assessments.

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