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PARCC Information

PARCC has released a five-step checklist that will help parents get their kids ready for testing. The checklist features links to a host of assessment-related resources from both PARCC and partners such as the National Parent Teacher Association, Learning Heroes,Raise the Bar, and Great Kids, that will provide both parents and teachers with information about when the assessments will be given in their child's district, what will be expected of them when they are testing, and much more.

Both parents and teachers may also use the checklist to find practice tests, along with released items on the Partnership Resource Center.

PARCCOnline.org, the homepage for the PARCC assessment consortium, now features new information about the 2016 assessments. Parents, educators and students can find more information about what's different about this year's assessments (also be sure to view the graphic the New Jersey Department of Education created about the changes), and learn about the growing list of independent studies showing that PARCC measures what matters.

Parents should contact their child's school or district directly for questions about specific accommodations for their child, along with information about when their child is scheduled to take the assessment. Parents, students, and educators are all encouraged to explore the resources available to them on the PARCC website or the Partnership Resource Center. They can also find information about the changes made to the assessment for the 2015-16 school year.