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 careers.PARCC states have committed to building a K-12 assessment system that:
•Builds a pathway to college and career readiness for all students;
•Creates high-quality assessments that measure the full range of the Common Core State Standards;
•Supports educators in the classroom;
•Makes better use of technology in assessments; and
•Advances accountability at all levels.
The PARCC Tests
Modern, High-Quality AssessmentsThe PARCC assessment system is an annual year-end test in English language arts/literacy, and mathematics in grades 3-8 and high school.
Most states voluntarily adopted new, more rigorous academic standards in 2010 and 2011 and teachers have been using them since then in their daily instruction. As a result, states needed high-quality assessments aligned to those standards that would test students of all achievement levels on what they are learning.
Many of the old state tests measured only lower-level skills. The new assessments serve as an "educational GPS system," measure students’ current performance, and point the way to what students need to learn by graduation so they are ready for college and/or a career.
Recent independent studies have found PARCC aligns to the standards and assessment criteria that matter most.To access online resources for PARCC, please click below.The Bayonne Board of Education School District continues to explore the new assessment criteria and modify curricula and classroom instruction to prepare our students for the new evaluation.