PARCC Parent Meeting PowerPoint

Everything you wanted to know, but
were afraid to ask.
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and
43 states and Washington D.C. have adopted the
Common Core State Standards
12 states including NJ are using PARCC
Partners include 200 higher education
institutions and systems
Math and English Language Arts tests for
grades 3-11
Linked to what students need to know for college and
Who is taking the PARCC?
• Freshmen and Sophomores who have
Math/English during the second semester or
in a full year class.
• Juniors who have Math/English during the
second semester or in a full year class or who
have not passed any other graduation
When will students take the PARCC?
• March 23- May 1st for the Performance Based
May 8th -June 5th for the End of Year
• There are 3 days of Performance Based Testing
and 2 days of End of Year Testing for English.
• There are 2 days of Performance Based Testing
and 2 days of End of Year Testing for Math.
• Most students will be taking the test with
their teacher during their regular class times
in one of the labs.
How long will the test take?
• There are two times given for each section of
the test. There is the estimated time which is
how long they believe a student will need to
complete the test.
• There is also the unit test which is how much
time they tell you to schedule for a test. This
includes logging in, and students who may
take more time.
Estimated Times/Unit Times English
Performance Based Test
Day 1: 50/75 minutes
Day 2: 60/90 minutes
Day 3: 40/60 minutes
End of Year
Day 1: 40/60 minutes
Day 2: 40/60 minutes
Estimated Times/Unit Times Math
Performance Based Test
• Day 1: 60/90 minutes
• Day 2: 50/75 minutes
• End of Year
• Day 1: 60/40/90/80 minutes
• Day 2: 50/75 minutes
• In addition to this, students can have
extended time.
Is passing the PARCC a graduation
• Not exactly, kinda
• It is one of the graduation requirements for
the current Freshmen, Sophomores, and
Juniors. In addition to the PARCC, they can
also graduate by passing the SAT, PSAT, ACT,
ASVAB, or Accuplacers.
• Students will also have the portfolio option
What is passing?
SAT- 400 on Reading and Math
ACT- 16 on Reading and Math
ACT Aspire- 422
Accuplacer- Write Placer 6
Accuplacer- Math 76
PARCC- no ones knows
PSAT- 40
How is the PARCC scored?
• The Performance Based and End of Year tests
are averaged together. We will receive the
scores in October of the following year.
Accessibility Features
for All Students
Blank paper
Color Contrast
Time and a half
Audio Amplification
Pop-Up Glossary
How is PARCC different?
Accommodations: SE/504/ELL
• Presentation
• Response
• Timing/Scheduling
• Extended time
• Setting
English: Types of Questions
• Evidence-Based Selected Response (EBSR)- combines two
traditional selected-response questions together. Second
questions will ask students to show evidence from the text that
supports the answer from the first question. (Part A, Part Bscoring)
• Technology-Enhanced Constructed Response (TECR)- uses
technology to capture comprehension of texts in authentic wayshighlighting, drag and drop, cut and paste, moving items around to
show relationships.
• Prose Constructed Responses (PCR)- how well a student can
communicate understanding/comprehension in both terms of
written expression and knowledge of language and conventions.
Writing response to reading.
English Language Arts Sessions
• Literary Analysis Task
• Students carefully consider two authentic literary
texts worthy of close study.
• They are asked to answer a few Evidence Based
Selected Response and TECR questions about
each text to demonstrate their ability to do close
analytical reading and to compare and synthesize
• Students write a literary analysis about the two
• All students in second semester or full year
Alg1, Alg 2, Geometry and Math 1, 2 & 3 will
take the PARCC exam
• A formula reference sheet will be provided for
each exam
• Students will have to complete word
problems, chart points, and complete multiple
choice questions.
• Students may use a graphing calculator similar
to the TI-84 on the exam
• An online calculator is available for every
Next Steps
• During the second semester, students will go
to the computer labs so they can explore the
examples and tutorials.
• A computer lab has been developed in H-120
and computers are being added to the
Hopkins library. Small groups of computers
have been established in classrooms as well.
• Proctors will be trained during the 2nd
Next Steps Continued
• Your child’s Math and/or English teachers will
share their testing dates with their students.
• Juniors who are scheduled to take the test
who are not enrolled in these classes, will be
given dates by their guidance counselors.
• Students are strongly encouraged to bring
their own headphones to the exam.
Impact on School Schedule
• There is no special schedule on days of exams.
Students will still go to all of their regularly
scheduled classes.
• If a test takes longer than the class period,
students will remain in the testing room with
their teacher until the test is completed. They
will be given a pass to their next period class
when they are done.
• Period 9/10 exams will force us to swap periods
1/2 and 9/10. On Period 9/10 testing days, this
will be the first period of the day.
PARCC Sample Questions
• PARCC Sample
• PARCC Tutorial
• Questions for the group?
• We will also be here to answer individual

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