PARCC NASBE Presentation Oct 15

Category: Education

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from the Interface between NAEP and Common Assessments Session


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The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers October 15, 2011 National Association of State Boards of Education

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC):

Governing Board States Participating States Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) 2

PARCC Governance Structure:

PARCC Governance Structure Steering Committee

K-12 and Postsecondary Roles in PARCC:

4 K-12 and Postsecondary Roles in PARCC K-12 Educators & Education Leaders Educators will be involved throughout the development of the PARCC assessments and related instructional and reporting tools to help ensure the system provides the information and resources educators most need Postsecondary Faculty & Leaders More than 200 institutions and systems covering hundreds of campuses across PARCC states have committed to help develop the high school assessments and set the college-ready cut score that will indicate a student is ready for credit-bearing courses

The PARCC Goals:

Create high-quality assessments Build a pathway to college and career readiness for all students Support educators in the classroom Develop 21 st century, technology-based assessments Advance accountability at all levels The PARCC Goals 5

PARCC Assessment Priorities:

6 PARCC Assessment Priorities Determine whether students are college- and career-ready or on track Assess the full range of the Common Core Standards , including standards that are difficult to measure Measure the full range of student performance , including the performance of high and low performing students Provide data during the academic year to inform instruction, interventions and professional development Provide data for accountability , including measures of growth Incorporate innovative approaches throughout the system

PARCC Assessment Design:

To address these priority purposes, PARCC will develop an assessment system comprised of four components . Each component will computer-delivered and will leverage technology to incorporate innovations. Two summative, required assessment components designed to Make “college- and career-readiness” and “on-track” determinations Measure the full range of standards and full performance continuum Provide data for accountability uses, including measures of growth Two non-summative, optional assessment components designed to Generate timely information for informing instruction, interventions, and professional development during the school year An additional third non-summative component will assess students’ speaking and listening skills PARCC Assessment Design 7

The PARCC Assessment Design:

The PARCC Assessment Design End-of-Year Assessment Innovative, computer-based items Performance-Based Assessment (PBA) Extended tasks Applications of concepts and skills Summative, Required assessment Non-summative, optional assessment Diagnostic Assessment Early indicator of student knowledge and skills to inform instruction, supports, and PD Speaking And Listening Flexible Mid-Year Assessment Performance-based Emphasis on hard-to-measure standards Potentially summative English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics, Grades 3-11

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Engagement, Implementation and Transition

PARCC’s Implementation Support & Stakeholder Engagement:

To support state efforts to implement and transition to the Common Core and next generation assessments, PARCC will facilitate: Strategic planning and collective problem solving for the implementation of CCSS and PARCC assessments Collaborative efforts to develop the highest priority instructional and support tools Multi-state support to build leadership cadres of educators Multi-state support to engage the postsecondary community around the design and use of the assessments 10 PARCC’s Implementation Support & Stakeholder Engagement

Supporting Educators in the Classroom:


PARCC Highlights: Key accomplishments to date:

Engagement PARCC Website ( ) Direct Engagement with over 1,000 Educators, K-12 and Postsecondary Leaders and State and Local Officials Multi-State Assessment Design and Development Meetings Transition and Implementation Institutes Supporting Tools and Resources Model Content Frameworks Implementation guide Technical and Psychometric Expertise Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Technical Working Group (TWG) for Accessibility, Accommodations, & Fairness Technology Planning and Preparation Systems Architecture and Implementation Services solicitation Technology Readiness Tool (with SBAC) PARCC Highlights: Key accomplishments to date

PARCC Timeline:

PARCC Timeline

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The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers October 2011

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