PARCC Resources for Teachers
Learn More About the Test
PARCC FAQ- Provides answers to frequently asked questions.What is Different about the PARCC test? The way some PARCC test questions are asked may look unfamiliar. While an old test was looking for the right answer, these tests are also looking for evidence that the student understands and can apply concepts. Below are side-by-side examples of "old" test items and PARCC tests items:
PARCC Fall Webinar for Teachers- Hear about changes to this year’s PARCC administration, preview the score reports, and learn about new tools from PARCC and interactive resources for educators and parents.PARCC Released Items- This catalog includes scoring rubrics, and guides to the scoring, as well as released item sets, answer keys, standards alignment, and sample student responses - scored and annotated.Practice Tests- Provide opportunities for your students to practice for PARCC using the resources below.ELA/Literacy Scoring Rubrics (Updated July 2015)Performance-Level Descriptors- These descriptors describe what student performance looks like at four levels: partial command of the content; adequate command; strong command; and distinguished command.
English Language Arts Literacy
Evidence Statements- Describe the knowledge and skills that an assessment or a task elicits from students. These are aligned directly to the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards.
How Can the PARCC Results Help Guide Instruction and Learning?
Understanding the Score Report- The short video below explains how to interpret your child's Score Report and provides tips on how you can support his or her learning.Sample Student Score ReportsPARCC Partnership Resource Center- Resource library created by a community of educators, parents, and others committed to quality assessment leading to student success invite you to register, browse, learn, and implement to enhance your knowledge of assessments within the classroom.Planning to Assess: How to Align Your Instruction- A video series that focuses on using PARCC tools to carefully analyze how standards, evidence, and tasks interact, and on using this understanding to inform instructional decisions.Communicating Results to Parents- This document will help guide constructive conversations between teachers and parents.