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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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Friday, January 16, 2015
By Parcc Communications Team

This is a Grade 11 PARCC sample item. It is a sample of the type of item that would appear on the "performance-based" (PBA) portion of the test, which focuses on providing students opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in writing using and analyzing sources.
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015
By Parcc Communications Team

Every PARCC test item starts with the standards and then goes through a rigorous review by more than 30 people, including teachers and other educators from the PARCC states.
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015
By Parcc Communications Team

"I like to say that the PARCC assessments start and end with good teaching," says Bonnie Hain, PARCC’s Director of English Language Arts/Literacy Content.
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015
By David Connerty-Marin, Communications Director

Take the Test!

Each week from now until the start of the spring assessments, we will post a PARCC sample test item to give parents and others a glimpse into the kinds of questions students can expect. Try your hand, share it, and try other PARCC test questions.
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Monday, January 5, 2015
By Emily Alvarez, Program Associate, State Engagement, Parcc Inc.

The PARCC tests are designed to reflect what students must know each year as they build toward the knowledge and skills needed for college and careers.
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Monday, December 22, 2014
By Jeff Cuff, Director of Technology, Parcc Inc.

Fourth graders at Springbrook Elementary School in Westerly, Rhode Island, are eager and motivated by technology and are getting ready for the PARCC tests.
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Thursday, December 18, 2014
By Matthew A. Mingle and John LaPierre

Like many of their colleagues across the country, Matt Mingle, the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and John LaPierre, the Coordinator of Technology for Madison (NJ) Public Schools, are getting ready for the transition from paper-and-pencil to computer-based testing.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
By Parcc Communications Team

We asked Jeff Nellhaus, PARCC's Chief of Assessment and former deputy commissioner of education in Massachusetts to answer the questions, "What is construct validity? Why is it important in a high quality assessment?"
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014
By Parcc Communications Team

This week, a group of approximately 30,000 high school students are the first to take the PARCC assessmentthe first to take the PARCC assessment in six of the PARCC states: Arkansas, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, Ohio, and Rhode Island.
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