Citywide, 17.8 percent of students graded at or exceeding expectations in English, and 12.8 percent scored at that level on the PARCC
tests last school year.
They also could be a lot more user-friendly; the PARCC
report, for instance, still provides an overwhelming, confusing amount of information.
In this "state-led" reform, the free market has been positioned to reshape curriculum, teaching and assessment at the state and local levels through the provision of CCSS-based tests (PARCC
and Smarter Balanced), prepackaged materials developed by educational publishers, and educational technologies and games.
As the PARCC
guidelines state, "Minimum bandwidth requirements ...
Pearson Education, the textbook and test giant, writes the PARCC
However, ACT and PARCC
(2) content is different than curricular or subject-area content, which then means that these assessments are targeting something other than the specific content delivered to students in classrooms (with the exception of direct assessment preparation, though this does not fall under the umbrella of a discipline or of course content in schools).
Completely eradicating the Common Core but keeping the PARCC
"doesn't make a ton of sense," said Plucker.
First of all, virtually the same is true of the PARCC
assessments, which are administered in fewer than 10 states.
Chromebooks to motivate students through real world technology, to provide collaboration, creativity and additional online PARCC
But, he states, "like them or not, after years of development and adoption, 2014-15 marks implementation year for CCSS; two different assessment consortia, PARCC
and Smarter Balanced, move them forward."
As the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC
)--one of the two test consortia that are designing Common Core-aligned tests--acknowledged:
For more information in this area, visit the websites of the Department of Education (<www.ed.gov>), PARCC