PARCC Assessment

 PARCC
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

What is PARCC? 

“The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a consortium of states working together to develop a common set of assessments in English Language Arts Literacy and Mathematics anchored in college and career readiness. These new assessments will build a pathway to college and career readiness by the end of high school, mark students’ progress toward this goal from 3rd grade up, and provide teachers with timely information to inform instruction and provide student support.” (http://www.parcconline.org/about-parcc)


PARCC High School Schedule 2017
The WMHS PARCC dates have been set.  In a shared effort to streamline the assessment, reduce the loss of instructional time, and maintain academic continuity, all students in assessed courses will test at the same time.  Students enrolled in English 9, 10 & 11, as well as Algebra, Geometry & Algebra II must participate in each PARCC assessment and demonstrate proficiency in order to graduate from a New Jersey High School. See link here: NJ State Graduation Requirements

  The schedule will be as follows:

Tuesday, March 28

7:18-9:30

Unit I: ELA 9, 10, 11

Seniors report at 9:30 and all students follow a modified delayed-opening schedule

Wednesday March 29

7:18-9:30

 

Unit II: ELA 9, 10, 11

Seniors report at 9:30 and all students follow a modified delayed-opening schedule

Thursday, March 30

7:18-9:30

Unit III:ELA 9, 10, 11

Seniors report at 9:30 and all students follow a modified delayed-opening schedule

Friday, March 31

7:18-9:30

11:00-1:00

ELA Unit I, II, III 9, 10, 11 Make-Up

All students report to school by 7:18 and will follow a regular-full day schedule. Students who were absent and missed a unit will participate in a make-up session

Monday, April 3

7:18-9:30

Unit I: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II

Seniors report at 9:30 and all students follow a modified delayed-opening schedule

Tuesday, April 4

7:18-9:30

Unit II: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II

Seniors report at 9:30 and all students follow a modified delayed-opening schedule

Wednesday, April 5

7:18-9:30

Unit III: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II

Seniors report at 9:30 and all students follow a modified delayed-opening schedule

Thursday April 6 and Friday April

7:18-9:30

11:00-1:00

Unit I, II, III Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II Make-Up

All students report to school by 7:18 and will follow a regular-full day schedule. Students who were absent and missed a unit will participate in a make-up session

 




PARCC FAQs
National PTA & PBS Video - Why we need PARCC
Dana Egreczky, Senior Vice President of Workforce Development of the NJ Chamber of Commerce discusses why the PARCC testing for New Jersey students is a good thing for future workers in the state.
PARCC - Universal Design
PARCC Misconceptions & Concerns 

What if my child finishes early? Students may read for pleasure when they are finished with their test. Students will be asked to bring school appropriate leisure materials to have with them for when they finish.
What devices are being used?
Students will be tested on Chromebooks and Desktop computers. All students will utilize the TestNav App no matter which type of computer.

Resources for Parents and Students
PARCC SAMPLES and RUBRICS on TestNav Platform
PARCC Practice Tests

Roadmap for Parents
Students with IEPs and New Jersey State Assessments: Information for Parents and Families

Research has shown that students’ understanding of just 55 “critical words” contributes to 85% of success on standardized assessments according to Marie Sprenger, a noted expert on child literacy and brain development (
http://www.marileesprenger.com/the-critical-words.html)