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What exactly will PARCC measure? Ability to know content or skills?

Sep 2, 2013 5:11pm

I am a school support specialist and am being bombarded with questions about how to prepare students for PARCC assessments by teachers.

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    • Sep 3, 2013 12:19pm

      Hi Shelia,
      One of the best places to go to access this information is the PARCC website itself. However, I have found it to sometimes be a little tough to navigate as there is a ton of information there. Teachers in my area seem to really find the section on Performance Level Descriptors to be helpful as it provides some specific information about what students will need to know and to the levels they will need to demonstrate that knowledge. Here is a link to that direct section of the PARCC website:
      http://www.parcconline.org/plds
      Within these sections they will reference the Evidence Tables which can also be accessed from the documents and provide even more specifics by grade level.
      Have a great day!
      ~ Kristie

      • Oct 25, 2013 9:52pm

        Thank you Kristie!