What is the PARCC? - Willingboro School District

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What is the
PARCC?
PHILLIP CRISOSTOMO, PRINCIPAL
ADRIAN CORA-WATERS, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL & SCHOOL TEST COORDINATOR
SHAWN MARSHALL, TESTING ADMINISTRATOR
What is the PARCC?
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PARCC stands for the Partnership for Assessment and
Readiness for College and Career
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The PARCC is given to students in grades 3-11 in
Language Arts and Mathematics
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There are two mandatory parts of the PARCC
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 PBA
– Performance Based-Assessment (March 2-27)
 EOY
– End of Year Assessment (April 27-May 22)
The PARCC is based off of the Common Core State
Standards (CCSS)
Wait – What is the Common Core?
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The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are
a set of sequential benchmarks that identify
what a child needs to have learned and be
able to do by the end of each grade.
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The ultimate goal is for each student to
graduate ready and able to move on to college
or into a career.
~ Wayne Township Public Schools
Wait – What is the Common Core?
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Educators from 45 states worked together to
create a uniform set of expectations for all
students.
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The standards were developed by a partnership
with the states, teachers, school administrators,
education experts, parents, and business leaders
from around the country.
~ Wayne Township Public Schools
Wait – What is the Common Core?
Why the PARCC instead of NJASK?
Current assessments do not:
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Assess and identify whether a student is on track for success in
college or the work force
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Accurately identify how students compare to students in the state,
country and the rest of the world
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Produce timely feedback for educators and parents as a result of
being a computer based assessment
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Test skills of critical thinking and problem solving
~ Wayne Township Public Schools
PARCC States
 Arkansas
 Mississippi
 Colorado
 New
Jersey
 District
 New
Mexico
 Illinois
 New
York
 Maryland
 Ohio
 Massachusetts
 Rhode
of Columbia
Island
PARCC isn’t the only test…
17 states are using
the Smarter
Balanced test.
Smarter Balanced
is a different
computer-based
test that is also
based on
Common Core.
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California
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New Hampshire
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Connecticut
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North Dakota
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Delaware
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Oregon
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Hawaii
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South Dakota
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Idaho
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Vermont
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Maine
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Washington
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Missouri
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West Virginia
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Montana
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Wisconsin
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Nevada
How is GE preparing?
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MAP Testing (September, December, February)
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Tutoring
 Classroom
Tutoring
 Homework
Club
 Typing
Club
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PARCC Practice Testing
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Special Needs Students – Paper & Pencil Test
PARCC Testing Times
How does PARCC impact GE?
Individual Student Achievement
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Does not affect grade level
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Do not consider scores for retention
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Will use to target assistance for students
How does PARCC impact GE?
Teacher/Administrator Evaluation
 Teachers & Administrators are evaluated on their
Student Growth Percentile (SGP)
 SGPs monitor how much students grow compared to
other students with similar scores
 For the 2014-2015 school year, 10% of the teacher
evaluation (4th/5th only) will be based on SGPs from
PARCC
 A portion of the Administrator Evaluation score is
based on SGP
How does PARCC impact GE?
School/District Achievement
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The 2014-2015 SY assessment will provide baseline
Progress Targets. We will not be compared to last
year’s Progress Targets.
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Our SGPs will be compared from last year to this
year (4th/5th only).
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We will be compared only to other New Jersey
schools.
What’s next….

Questions about the PARCC

Language Arts Practice Test

Mathematics Practice Test

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