PARCC Resources for Parents

Learn More About the Test

PARCC FAQ- Provides answers to frequently asked questions.

PARCC Video Explainer- Learn more about the PARCC test and why our students take it.
 

 
 
Setting a New Baseline: New Test, New Scores- Explanation of why PARCC scores look different than previous NJASK tests.
 
 
 
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:
 
          Elementary School
 
          Middle School
 

Take a Practice Test- Try out a practice test to become familiar with the online format and the types of questions on the new tests.

 
 
 
Accessibility Features Available to ALL Students- PARCC accessibility features provide a range of tools, supports, and preferences that are available to any student at his or her discretion during assessment.
 
 
 

How Can the PARCC Score Report Enhance Your Child's Education?

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 Reports 

          ELA Parent Guide to Student Score Report
 
          Math Parent Guide to Student Score Report
 

Helping Your Child
 
Be a Learning Hero Learning Tools- Helpful tools to support your child's learning at home in English Language Arts and Math, as well as links to great resources.
 
Parent Toolkit- Designed by NBC News Education Nation and Pearson to help parents and caregivers navigate their child's holistic development and journey from pre-kindergarten through high school.
 
Great Kids- Guide to understand what your child is expected to know- and why kids sometimes struggle with these skills. 
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