The PARCC assessment system is an annual year-end test in English language arts/literacy, and mathematics in grades 3-8 and high school. The PARCC test replaces the old state tests. (NJASK and HSPA). The PARCC tests are only one of several measures, including report card grades, in-class performance,in-district benchmark assessments, diagnostic tools, that are used to determined a student’s academic achievement. The new assessments serve as an “educational GPS system,” measure students’ current performance, and point the way to what students need to learn by graduation so they are ready for college and/or a career. Recent independent studies have found PARCC aligns to the standards and assessment criteria that matter most.
Q: What are the expectations for mathematics?
Solve problems: content and mathematical practice
Model real world problems and Practical Solutions
Have fluency in mathematics
Q: What are the expectations for literacy?
Show they can read and understand complex passages
Conduct research and present findings
Demonstrate speaking and listening skills
Q: When is the PARCC testing window?