PARCC - Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is the 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 and at high school according to course enrollment.
For more information, please visit www.parcconline.org.
- PARCC 2015-16
PARCC 2016-17 Information (10/18/16)
- 2016-17 State Assessment Dates (Updated 8/30/16)
- Superintendent Tony Smith Letter to Districts Regarding 2017 Assessments (7/16)
- 2017 Assessment Talking Points (7/16)
- PARCC Manuals
PARCC 2015-16 Information (9/20/16)
- PARCC Spring 2016 PLS, ES, & CSR Interpretation Guide (9/16)
- 2016 Preliminary State-Level PARCC Results (8/25/16)
- PARCC Spring 2016 Score Report Interpretation Guides (7/26/16)
Administrators and educators are encouraged to use these documents as an additional resource to share with the PARCC test’s individual student reports so parents can read a more in-depth explanation of their students’ scores and the various performance levels. (all in PDF format)
RNVTA must be entered in the SIS Correction Report after a school’s PARCC test window has ended.
- PARCC Training Site – Importing Simulated Student Data (1/22/16)
To assist with making this possible, ISBE has removed the grade 11 programming in SIS to allow students who have not previously taken the PSAE to be eligible as grade 12. Rule making on the diploma requirement and State assessments is forthcoming.
- 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.
- PARCC Place - a hub for PARCC resources
- Illinois PARCC 2015-16 Hot Topics (Fact Sheets, FAQs, Toolkit, etc)
- PARCC Technology Guidelines (October 2015)
- National Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
School districts looking for word-to-word bilingual dictionaries for their EL students to use during PARCC testing are referred to a list created by the state of Massachusetts. This list is offered as a resource. Schools and districts may select any word-to-word dictionaries that are not listed provided they meet the following criteria:
This chart provides a visual representation of the standards assigned to each course of the Traditional mathematics pathway and the Integrated mathematics pathway. PARCC emphasis coding categorizes the major content, supporting content, and additional content for each course and allows for comparison of standards across the two pathways.
This document provides a quick glance at the Traditional Course Sequence (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2) and the Integrated Course Sequence (Math I, Math II, and Math III) by listing the cluster headings for the standards assigned to each course of each mathematics pathway
- Assessment Update Webinar- Updated frequently
- Webinar: PARCC Test Administrator Walkthrough – Feb. 17, 2016 (34:41)
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Learn about the new PARCC assessments in this series of short videos featuring interviews with ISBE Director of Assessment Mary O’Brian, Illinois PARCC Coordinator Dan Long, Mathematics and English Language Learning Content Specialists, and other experts.
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