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PARCC - Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers


The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is the new state assessment and accountability measure for Illinois students enrolled in a public school district. PARCC assesses the New Illinois Learning Standards Incorporating the Common Core and will be administered to students in English Language Arts and mathematics.

PARCC assessments in English Language Arts and mathematics will be administered to all students in grades 3-8, according to their current grade level. At the high school level, students enrolled in English III will be assessed in English Language Arts, students enrolled in Algebra II / Math III will be assessed in mathematics, and students enrolled in both English III and Algebra II / Math III will be assessed in English Language Arts and mathematics, regardless of grade level. On December 1, 2014, ISBE announced an option for grades 9-12 PARCC testing. This announcement is posted online at http://www.isbe.net/assessment/listserv/2014/dec1.htm.

For more information, please visit www.parcconline.org.

 Announcements  (1/22/15) new

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 Information for Test Coordinators (1/15/15)

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 Illinois Educator Leader Cadre (ELC)

  • The Illinois Educator Leader Cadre (ELC) is a network of educators who assist the state board staff in building awareness and understanding of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the PARCC assessments. This group of professionals was chosen through an application process as part of the services offered by the PARCC consortium. Over the last two years members have received additional training on the CCSS and PARCC. The ELC members are working together to build understanding through newsletters, workshops and presentations. These educators have presented both locally and statewide.

    To find an ELC member in your region, please download the statewide map below.
  • ELC Member Statewide Map PDF format (9/14)
  • Teacher Leader Cadre Welcome Webinar (36:00) - October 28, 2014
  • PowerPoint Presentation PDF format

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 Resources and Documents  (1/27/15)

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 Presentations and Webinars (1/22/15) updated

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 Contact Us


  • Questions about Assessments?

  • Assessment Division – 866-317-6034
  • ISBE Contacts
  • Illinois Educator Leader Cadre (ELC)
  • Assessment Listservs

  • If you are interested in receiving direct information from ISBE’s Student Assessment Division, please subscribe to one or both of our listservs:

  • Student Assessment Listserv


    The listserv will provide members with the most up-to-date information regarding Illinois state testing.
  • Subscribe by sending a blank email to assessment@isbe.net with the word “SUBSCRIBE” in the subject line.
  • Student Assessment Listserv Archive

  • Technology Point of Contact Listserv


    This listserv will provide direct information on Assessment Technology including the most up-to-date information dealing with computer testing, E-rate and PARCC technology information.
  • Subscribe by sending a blank email to jbaiter@isbe.net with the word “SUBSCRIBE” in the subject line.

  • Technology Point of Contact Listserv Archive

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