The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers(PARCC)
The PARCC assessments are aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and where created to measure students' ability to apply their knowledge of concepts rather than memorizing facts. The PARCC assessments require students to solve problems using mathematical reasoning and to be able to model mathematical principals. 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. These assessments will also provide teachers with information on student progress to inform instruction and provide targeted student support.
Who takes it?Grades 3-11How often is the test given?AnnuallyHow is it Administered?
*All students are required to participate in statewide assessments. A memo from the acting commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education can be found HERE
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