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What is PARCC: WELCOME TO THE 21ST CENTURY
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for
College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states working together to
develop a modern assessment that replaces previous state standardized
tests in reading, writing, and math.
The PARCC assessment replaces the ISAT test.
It not only evaluates each student's progress,
but also provides better information for teachers and parents to identify where
students need help, or are excelling, so they are able to enhance instruction
to meet student’s individual needs.
Not just a multiple-choice bubble test, PARCC
challenges students to think, solve real-world problems, and explain answers.
Plus, the online format makes answering the questions more engaging.
All District 41 students in Grades 3-8 will
take the test online for the 2015/16 school year between 4/4 and 4/29 in a single testing
window. This year, the test will be
shorter and easier to administer, taking place only 1 time instead of over 2 testing windows.
Understanding the scoring of PARCC or score reports
The PARCC test was designed to provide clear information on
your child’s progress toward meeting grade level expectations and mastering
important skills like critical thinking. The score report gives you a snapshot
of how your child is progressing and shows where he or she excels or needs more
support. This information, along with grades, teacher feedback and scores on
other tests, will help give a more complete picture of how well your child is