2015 PARCC

August 30, 2016

2015 PARCC

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a consortium of states that collaboratively developed a common set of assessments to measure student achievement and preparedness for college and careers.  This is the first year of the PARCC assessments.  The assessment is aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and were created to measure students' ability to apply their knowledge of concepts rather than memorizing facts. PARCC requires students to solve problems using mathematical reasoning and to be able to model mathematical principles. In English Language Arts (ELA), students will be required to closely read multiple passages and to write essay responses in literary analysis, research tasks and narrative tasks. The assessments will also provide teachers information on student progress to inform instruction and provide targeted student support.

Read Executive Director Scott Pearson's remarks at the DC City Council briefing here. View OSSE's interactive website looking at PARCC scores here.

 

 

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