PARCC Resources

Please see the PowerPoint below with information regarding the PARCC assessments and testing schedule in the district for 2016 PARCC Parent PowerPoint

About PARCC*

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of

states working together to develop a set of assessments that measure whether students are

on track to be successful in college and their careers. These high quality, computer-based

K-12 assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy give teachers,

schools, students, and parents better information whether students are on track in their

learning and for success after high school, and tools to help teachers customize learning to

meet student needs. The PARCC assessments will be ready for states to administer during

the 2014-15 school year.

PARCC is based on the core belief that assessment should work as a tool for enhancing

teaching and learning. Because the assessments are aligned with the new, more rigorous

Common Core State Standards (CCSS), they ensure that every child is on a path to college

and career readiness by measuring what students should know at each grade level. They will

also provide parents and teachers with timely information to identify students who may be

falling behind and need extra help. Learn more about PARCC in our PARCC FAQs

PARCC States

PARCC is made up of: Arkansas, Colorado, District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana,

Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York,

Ohio, and Rhode Island.

The states in PARCC educate millions of elementary, middle and high school students across

the country. In addition, Pennsylvania is a “participating state.”

*This information can be found at

Information can also be found at the New Jersey Department of Education Assessment Website


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