• Wednesday, February 20 - Code Yellow - Schools and offices are closed. EMERGENCY PERSONNEL only must report to work.

    Miércoles, el 20 de febrero - Código Amarillo – Todas las escuelas permanecen cerradas. Todas las oficinas permanecen cerradas. Solamente el PERSONAL DE EMERGENCIA debe reportarse al trabajo.



    Prince George's County Public Schools will host four district-wide PARCC Nights to help connect parents and students with resources to prepare for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments and gain knowledge of the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards.

        PGCPS PARCC Nights will take place place from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the following locations and dates:

    • Wednesday, February 24, 2016 (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.), High Point High School, 3601 Powder Mill Road • Beltsville, MD

    • Tuesday, March 8, 2016 (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.), Oxon Hill High School, 6701 Leyte Drive • Oxon Hill, MD

    • Monday, March 21, 2016 (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.), Charles Herbert Flowers High School, 10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road • Springdale, MD

    • Wednesday, April 6, 2016, (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.), Laurel High School, 8000 Cherry Lane • Laurel




       Registration is encouraged and can be accessed here.  For more information you can go to:  http://www1.pgcps.org/communications/press.aspx?id=221911” - From www.pgcps.org


             Resources for All Audiences     - About the PARCC Assessments Ove

      Sample Test Questions  

     Try out the types of computer-based sample test questions that students will experience when taking the PARCC assessments. A tutorial is also available.  

      PARCC: A New Vision of Assessment PowerPoint

     This PowerPoint explains how PARCC will be a different, more meaningful assessment that aids in student learning by providing “texts worth reading, problems worth solving, and tests worth taking.”  

      PARCC Frequently Asked Questions  

     This list of FAQs provides answers to a variety of questions about the PARCC assessments, including background, assessment design, scoring and reporting, technology, test administration, and special student populations.  

      PARCC Key Messages  

     This communications document highlights the big picture advances of the PARCC assessment and provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding implementation.  

    Resources for Teachers  

     PARCC: An Educator’s Assessment PowerPoint  

     This PowerPoint presentation includes information about the item development process, the goals of the assessment system, and the information that will be provided by the assessments and sample items. It was developed to aid teachers in communicating with their peers.


     Teacher Guides to Accessibility and Accommodations  

     • Expanding Access for Students with Disabilities in PARCC Assessments 

     • Expanding Access for English Learners in PARCC Assessments  

     These documents inform teachers about the accommodations and accessibility features that will be available to students with disabilities, and English language learners embedded in the PARCC assessments.  

     Get involved! Take PARCC’s K-12 Survey  

     Complete this survey to learn about the variety of ways educators can be involved with PARCC and provide feedback on PARCC’s resources and tools.  

    Resources for Parents  

       Top 10 Things Parents Need to Know about Testing in Maryland      


         This document is also available in Spanish

     Top 5 Things Your Need to Know about Testing in High School  

     This one-page flyer provides information for high school students on the High School Assessments as well as the upcoming PARCC field tests.  This document is also available in Spanish.  

     PARCC One-Pager for Parents  

     This document provides information to parents about what their students can expect in the classroom with the new assessments, what will be different, what information will be available about student achievement as a result of the new system.  

     Parent Guides to Accessibility and Accommodations