PARCC

The 3-8 PARCC assessments will be delivered at each grade level and will be based directly on the Common Core State Standards
 

The 3-8 PARCC assessments will be delivered at each grade level and will be based directly on the Common Core State Standards.

The distributed PARCC design includes four components - two required summative and two optional non-summative - to provide educators with timely feedback to inform instruction and provide multiple measures of student achievement across the school year.

Summative Assessment Components:

  • Performance-Based Assessment (PBA) administered after approximately 75% of the school year. The English language arts/literacy (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 approximately 90% of the school year. The ELA/literacy EOY will focus on reading comprehension. The mathematics EOY will call on students to demonstrate further conceptual understanding of the Major Content and Additional and Supporting Content of the grade/course (as outlined in the PARCC Model Content Frameworks), and demonstrate mathematical fluency, when applicable to the grade.
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http://www.parcconline.org/samples/ELA

http://www.parcconline.org/samples/math

Estimated Time on Task

 

Performance-Based Component

ELA/Literacy

Literary Analysis

Research

Narrative

50 minutes

60 minutes

40 minutes

 

Math

Session 1

Session 2

50 minutes

50 minutes

 

End-of-Year Component

ELA/Literacy

Session 1

Session 2

60 minutes

60 minutes

 Math

Session 1

Session 2

55 minutes

55 minutes

Grade 3 – 5 English Language Arts/Literacy end-of-year*

  • Revised
  • 1 short literary passage with 5 questions
  • 1 long informational passage with 8 questions
  • Total: 2 passage sets, 13 items