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SHRHS PARCC Presentation for Parents

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PARCC: Parent Presentation
Who takes the PARCC?
What is
Quicker response rates to teachers and parents
Improves technology literacy
Accommodations via universal design
Higher-level questions
Practice Test for Speaking & Listening (early 2015)
Formal Test for Speaking and Listening (2015-2016)
"About PARCC." Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. PARCC, 2013. Web. 07 Dec. 2013.
"Frequently Asked Questions." Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. Smarter Balanced, 2012. Web. 07 Dec. 2013.
Haney, W. (1981). Validity, Vaudeville, and values: A short history of social concerns over standardized testing. American Psychologist , 36(10), 1021-1034. doi: 10.1037/0003-066X.36.10.1021
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (July 25, 2013). PARCC Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual. Retrieved from http://ca539dfd55636c55e922-fd4c048d1c793e15a27f954b34a49d25.r49.cf1.rackcdn.com/PARCCFirstEditionAccessibilityFeaturesandAccommodationsManual.pdf
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (May 2013). PARCC Frequently Asked Questions. Retrieved from https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1sj1omgXWiqY0QwZS1xSk9SWmc/edit
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (August 2013). Condensed Scoring Rubric for Prose Constructed Response Items. http://www.parcconline.org/samples/english-language-artsliteracy/grade-3-generic-rubrics-draft
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (August 2012). PARCC Task Prototypes and New Sample Items. Retrieved from http://www.parcconline.org/samples/item-task-prototypes
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (July 2013). Mid-Year Assessments. Retrieved fromhttp://ca539dfd55636c55e922-fd4c048d1c793e15a27f954b34a49d25.r49.cf1.rackcdn.com/MidYear_July%202013%20Overview_FINAL.pdf
PARCCGames.come (2013). PARCC Games. Retrieved from http://parccgames.com/?page_id=96
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (2013). Non-Summative Assessments. Retrieved from http://www.parcconline.org/non-summative-assessments
What can I do?
Seek first to understand - sample tests, ask questions, and understand need for changes.
Keep rigorous academics the focus.
Practice using technology & modifications
Provide a variety of life experiences for your child.
Carefully monitor progress indicators.

Students in Grades 3-11..
Grades 3-8 take it end of year
NJ Grades 9-11 take it end of year, except math is taken end of course.
All students - regular & special needs

Who? What?
When? Where? How? & Why?
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers
Computer platform
flexible scheduling
Performance-based components
"real life" applications
Based on the Common Core standards
Will replace many of the current NJ State tests


PARCC - You have questions; we have answers!
Why are changing to PARCC?
NJASK = three levels; PARCC = five levels.
Greater emphasis on non-fiction for reading and writing
More application of math skills .
Hope: greater correlation of future student success.
In Summary
Special Education Students
Alternative assessment option
Allowable modifications, i.e. paper vs. computer.
Inclusion supports: spell checkers; audio supports, repeated, and amplified; text-to-speech softward.

Common Core “rests on a view of teaching as complex decision making, as opposed to something more routine or drill-based…It requires instructional strategies on teachers’ part that enable students to explore concepts and discuss them with each other, to question and respectfully challenge classmates’ assertions…it is going to require a major reorientation in how many people think about instruction and student learning.” (Danielson interview)*

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