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  1. PARCC 101 The Basics

  2. The Common Core State Standards lay the foundation toward ensuring that students are ready for college and career.

  3. PARCC will provide information to determine how students are progressing in that learning. States, districts, schools, and teachers can use this information to inform • Student Interventions • Systemic changes • Curricular and instructional changes

  4. Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)

  5. The PARCC Goals • Create high-quality assessments • Build a pathway to college and career readiness for all students • Support educators in the classroom • Develop 21st century, technology-based assessments • Advance accountability at all levels • Build an assessment that is sustainable and affordable

  6. Goal #1: Create High Quality Assessments • Determine whether students are college- and career-readyor on track • Assess the full range of the Common Core Standards • Measure the full range of student performance, including the high and low performing students • Provide data during the academic year to inform instruction, interventions and professional development • Provide data for accountability, including measures of growth • Incorporate innovative approaches throughout the system

  7. Assessment DesignEnglish Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics, Grades 3-11 2 Optional Assessments/Flexible Administration • End-of-Year • Assessment • Innovative, computer-based items • Required • Mid-Year Assessment • Performance-based • Emphasis on hard-to-measure standards • Potentially summative • Performance-Based • Assessment (PBA) • Extended tasks • Applications of concepts and skills • Required • Diagnostic Assessment • Early indicator of student knowledge and skills to inform instruction, supports, and PD • Non-summative • Speaking And Listening Assessment • Locally scored • Non-summative, required

  8. Non-Summative Optional Assessment Components Optional Assessments/Flexible Administration • Diagnostic Assessment designed to be an indicator of student knowledge and skills so that instruction, supports and professional development can be tailored to meet student needs • Mid-Year Assessment comprised of performance-based items and tasks, with an emphasis on hard-to-measure standards. After study, individual states may consider including as a summative component • Mid-Year Assessment • Performance-based • Emphasis on hard to measure standards • Potentially summative • Diagnostic Assessment • Early indicator of student knowledge and skills to inform instruction, supports, and PD 8

  9. Summative Assessment Components • Performance-Based Assessment (PBA) administered as close to the end of the school year as possible. The ELA/literacy PBA will focus on writing effectively when analyzing text. The mathematics PBA will focus on applying skills, concepts, and understandings to solve multi-step problems requiring abstract reasoning, precision, perseverance, and strategic use of tools • End-of-Year Assessment (EOY) administered after approx. 90% of the school year. The ELA/literacy EOY will focus on reading comprehension. The math EOY will be comprised of innovative, machine-scorable items • End-of-Year • Assessment • Innovative, computer-based items • Performance-Based • Assessment (PBA) • Extended tasks • Applications of concepts and skills 9

  10. Goal #2: Build a Pathway to College and Career Readiness for All Students K-2 formative assessment being developed, aligned to the PARCC system Timely student achievement data showing students, parents and educators whether ALL students are on-track to college and career readiness College readiness score to identify who is ready for college-level coursework • Targeted interventions & supports: • 12th-grade bridge courses • PD for educators SUCCESS IN FIRST-YEAR, CREDIT-BEARING, POSTSECONDARY COURSEWORK ONGOING STUDENT SUPPORTS/INTERVENTIONS


  12. Goal #3: Instructional Supports and Tools Model Content Frameworks • Support implementation of the CCSS; support development of assessment blueprints; provide guidance to state, district- and school-level curriculum leaders in the development of aligned instructional materials • Released November 9, 2011; Re-Release late June; Final in August. • • Provide educators with examples of ways to implement the CCSS in schools; allow for the development and sharing of ideas for instructional implementation of the CCSS; encourage development of additional PARCC tools • Expected Spring 2013 Professional Learning Modules Model Instructional Units Model Instructional Units

  13. Goal #3: Supports and Tools (continued) Professional Development Modules Item and Task Prototypes • Develop professional development modules focused on assessments to help teachers, school and district leaders, and testing coordinators understand the new assessment system and use of the data • Expected Fall 2013 • Develop models of innovative, online-delivered items and rich performance tasks proposed for use in the PARCC assessments. • Expected Summer 2012 Partnership Resource Center • One-stop shop for PARCC resources; provide an online warehouse for all PARCC tools and resources as well as other instructional material being developed by PARCC states and districts and national organizations • Expected Spring 2013

  14. Goal #4: Develop 21st Century, Technology-Based Assessments PARCC’s assessment will be computer-based and leverage technology in a range of ways: • Develop innovative tasks that engage students in the assessment process • Streamline administration by reducing paperwork, increase security, reduce shipping/receiving & storage • Increase access to and provision of accommodations for SWDs and ELLs • Make scoring more efficient by combining human and automated approaches • Produce timely reports of students performance throughout the year to inform instructional, interventions, and professional development

  15. Goal #5: Advance Accountability at All Levels • PARCC assessments will be purposefully designed to generate valid, reliable and timely data, including measures of growth,for various accountability uses including: • School and district effectiveness • Educator effectiveness • Student placement into college-credit bearing courses • Comparisons with other state and international benchmarks • PARCC assessments will be designed for other accountability uses as states deem appropriate

  16. Timeline Through First PARCC Administration in 2014-2015 PARCC Tools & Resources Partnership Resource Center launched Professional development modules released K-2 Formative Tools Released Diagnostic assessments released College-ready tools released Summative PARCC Assessments Fall 2014 Spring 2013 Summer 2013 Fall 2013 Winter 2014 Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Winter 2015 Spring 2015 Pilot/field testing begins Model Instructional Units Released Expanded field testing of diagnostic assessment Expanded field testing Optional Diagnostic and Midyear PARCC Assessments Standard Setting in Summer 2015 PARCC Assessment Implementation