March 21, 2014

PARCC Field Test Communication Plan and Updates

PARCC Field Test Participants,

Thanks again for all your hard work in preparation for the upcoming field test! After you have finished testing, I encourage all of you to complete the Test Administrator Survey. You can find information on this in the Test Administrator Manual (page 120 of the computer-based TAM and page 144 of the paper-based TAM). Your feedback is an important piece in improving the assessment process.

Attached to this email you will find the Communication Plan during the field test window. This will be useful in knowing where to direct your questions regarding the field test. Additionally, you will find an attached Technology Update released by PARCC this morning.

One note that I’d like to clear up about students logging in to TestNav: In order for students to access the online test, they will be required to enter their own personal authorization code provided by the test administrator. To maintain security, students should enter this information themselves. However, after two unsuccessful attempts at logging in, the test administrator may assist in this process.

To help us gather feedback on the testing process, we would be interested in visiting some schools during the PBA testing window and speaking with test coordinators, IT personnel, and test administrators. If you would be willing to allow a visit, please email with the subject line VISIT.  We just need to know the dates you plan to administer the field test and contact information of the superintendent or principal.

Below you will find registration information for our next webinar (Friday, March 28th). This will be an open forum where district personnel can ask questions and voice concerns about the field test. It will be recorded and later archived.

Once again, thanks to all of you for your participation. Good luck to you as we enter the PBA testing window!

PARCC Field Test Forum
Friday, March 28, 2014

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This will be an open forum where district personnel can ask questions and voice concerns about the PARCC field test.

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat at:

Title: PARCC Field Test Forum
Date: Friday, March 28, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT
Materials: PowerPoint Presentation

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