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Friday, February 20, 2015
By Emily Alvarez, Program Associate, State Engagement, Parcc Inc.

Over the past month I got to be a part of developing a new series of customizable resources developed by educators for educators.
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Friday, February 20, 2015
By Laura Slover, CEO Parcc Inc.

This week marks the launch of the spring 2015 PARCC, with more than 100,000 students starting tests this week in Ohio, one school district in Illinois, and a handful of high schools starting in New Jersey today.
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Thursday, February 19, 2015
By Parcc Communications Team

This week we explore two items from the Grade 4 English language arts practice test: items three (3) and seven (7).
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Friday, February 6, 2015
By Parcc Communications Team

Schools in at least five PARCC states (Arkansas, Illinois, Ohio, New Mexico, and Maryland) have conducted or are in the process of conducting infrastructure trials.
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Thursday, February 5, 2015
By Parcc Communications Team

One of the key shifts in the standards is the focus on development of academic vocabulary (words that have widespread use across the disciplines).  An instructional consideration for teachers is to select and focus on academic vocabulary words that clearly connect to central ideas and themes in a text.
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
By Parcc Communications Team

The PARCC states have released English language arts/literacy end-of-year practice tests for all grade levels in both the computer-based format and as PDFs to print out on paper. These follow last week’s publication of the math performance-based (PBA) component practice tests.
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Friday, January 30, 2015
By Parcc Communications Team

This is item 9 from the recently released Grade 7 mathematics performance-based practice test. It requires students to express a real-world, multi-step problem in mathematical terms. This is known as mathematical modeling.
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Friday, January 30, 2015
By Parcc Communications Team

The PARCC states have released mathematics performance-based practice tests for all grade levels in both the computer-based format and as PDFs to print out on paper. These practice tests add to the resources available to teachers, schools, students and parents.
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Thursday, January 22, 2015
By Parcc Communications Team

TestNav version 8.2 and corresponding apps (iPad, Chromebook and Android) were successfully deployed and all TestNav-based resources (practice tests, tutorials, and sample items) now include 8.2 functionality.
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Thursday, January 22, 2015
By Parcc Communications Team

“Determining their ranges of capabilities is what truly help informs instruction," says Bonnie Hain, PARCC's Director of English Language Arts/Literacy Content.
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