The PARCC tests measure whether students are meeting new, higher academic standards and are mastering the knowledge and skills they need to progress in their K-12 education and beyond. These tests capture more complex skills like critical-thinking, persuasive writing, and problem-solving – skills that were not measured on previous state tests. Scores may look different on this new test compared to previous assessments. Low scores do not mean students are learning less. Instead, low scores mean the tests have changed and the state has asked students to meet a higher bar.
The PARCC assessment system is made up of:
This includes video and materials archive from the December 8, 2016 webinar on Understanding the PARCC Score Report.
Students in grades 3-8 and high school participated in the PARCC assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics. View the results on MDRerportCard.org.
Learn how to interpret your child's individual report.
Resources from 2015 PARCC Nights
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