Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers
Spring 2016 PARCC and MCAS Data Review Schedule
On November 17, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved the Commissioner's recommended plan for transitioning to a next-generation MCAS test. This plan includes the following details for spring 2016:
- districts that administered PARCC in grades 38 in spring 2015 will do so again in 2016, and
- districts that administered MCAS in grades 38 in spring 2015 have the opportunity to administer MCAS again in spring 2016, or may choose to administer PARCC for grades 38 only.
Massachusetts has assumed a significant leadership role in the design and development of the PARCC Assessments.
Board of Education Documents for PARCC/MCAS Decision
Fall 2015 BESE PARCC Discussion and Related Documents
Spring 2015 PARCC/MCAS District Assessment Decision Update
Understanding the PARCC Score Report
Understanding Your Child's Test Results
10 Frequently Asked Questions about the Common Core State Standards and PARCC
What are standards, curriculum, instruction, and assessments
Transitioning curriculum and instruction to the frameworks
Remedial education rates at Massachusetts public colleges
The 2-Year PARCC "Test Drive": What to Expect for the 2015-16 School Year
10 Things Parents Should Know about PARCC
For Educators and Administrators
Technology Readiness: Guidelines for Devices and Infrastructure; Key Changes for 2016
Student Assessment : Next Steps - Guidance for School and District Leaders
2015–2016 PARCC & MCAS FAQs for Administrators and Educators
PARCC Piktochart: Choosing an Assessment
PARCC Piktochart: What is PARCC?
Sample Student Assessment Presentation for Districts
Template: District Letter to Parents Explaining State Score Release
PARCC Question and Answer on Time
MCAS and PARCC: How We Will Compare Results
MCAS and PARCC: Sustaining a Reliable Growth Measure
2015 PARCC/MCAS Choice Materials
Rennie Report Case Studies of PARCC Trials
Who's taking PARCC this year?
PARCC/MCAS Choice: Why PARCC in 2015?
2015 PARCC/MCAS Choice (includes "hold harmless" details)
ESE Support for Districts that Choose PARCC