PARCC

Your child will take the PARCC, a standardized test, for the first time this year. We prepare your child for the test from day one (!) by designing and teaching developmentally appropriate curriculum that is Common Core aligned. 

Third graders typically express anxiety about taking the test.  We have many conversations throughout the year to help alleviate any fears and to answer any questions. When speaking with your child, please use a calm, positive tone.  Creating undue stress is counterproductive to building confidence.

Test dates: April 30th-May 8th, 2018

  From the New Jersey Department Of Education:

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.

 

http://www.parcconline.org/new-jersey

http://www.parcconline.org/for-parents

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

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