The states that make up the PARCC consortium are taking the exceptional step of releasing test items from this year’s PARCC assessment to give teachers a powerful tool to inform and improve classroom teaching and learning. The test items were built with robust mathematics problems and authentic reading passages selected and reviewed extensively by dozens of educators from PARCC states. Learn more about the first release of PARCC test items.

How to use the PARCC Released Items

The catalog below includes scoring rubrics and guides to the scoring, as well as released item sets, answer keys, standards alignment, and sample student responses – scored and annotated. Learn more about how to use the catalog of released items.

NOTE: A defect has been identified when using the Safari web browser to deliver assessments on the Assessment Delivery Platform (ADS Learn) which will impact your ability to use the Computer Based Item Sets of the released items with Safari. The root cause of the issue has been determined by our product development team and the work to resolve the issue is underway. We apologize for the inconvenience and as a short term work around we ask that schools using MACs install Chrome as their web browser. Chrome is fully supported with the MAC OS and users should not experience any issues when delivering exams with the Chrome/MAC configuration.

Guides to Understanding the Scoring

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Resource Namesort descending Subject Grade Level Release Year Resource Type
*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: English Language Arts/Literacy Released Items English Language Arts 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade 2015 Manual
*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: Mathematics Released Items Math 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade 2015 Manual
- Scoring Rubric: Grade 3 – English Language Arts/Literacy English Language Arts 3rd Grade 2015 Supplemental Document
- Scoring Rubric: Grades 4-5 – English Language Arts/Literacy English Language Arts 4th Grade, 5th Grade 2015 Supplemental Document
- Scoring Rubric: Grades 6-11 – English Language Arts/Literacy English Language Arts 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade 2015 Supplemental Document
- Scoring Rules: English Langauge Arts / Literacy English Language Arts 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade 2015 Supplemental Document
- Scoring Rules: Mathematics Math 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade 2015 Supplemental Document
Grade 03 ELA - Conventions - Sample Student Responses English Language Arts 3rd Grade 2015 Sample Student Responses
Grade 03 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Item Set English Language Arts 3rd Grade 2015 Item Set
Grade 03 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Sample Student Responses English Language Arts 3rd Grade 2015 Sample Student Responses
Grade 03 ELA - M/L Informational Text Set - Item Set English Language Arts 3rd Grade 2015 Item Set
Grade 03 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Item Set English Language Arts 3rd Grade 2015 Item Set
Grade 03 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Sample Student Responses English Language Arts 3rd Grade 2015 Sample Student Responses
Grade 03 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Item Set English Language Arts 3rd Grade 2015 Item Set
Grade 03 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Sample Student Responses English Language Arts 3rd Grade 2015 Sample Student Responses
Grade 03 ELA - S/M Literary Text Set - Item Set English Language Arts 3rd Grade 2015 Item Set
Grade 03 Math - EOY - Alignment Document Math 3rd Grade 2015 Supplemental Document
Grade 03 Math - EOY - Item Set Math 3rd Grade 2015 Item Set
Grade 03 Math - EOY - Key Math 3rd Grade 2015 Supplemental Document
Grade 03 Math - PBA - Alignment Document Math 3rd Grade 2015 Supplemental Document
Grade 03 Math - PBA - Item Set Math 3rd Grade 2015 Item Set
Grade 03 Math - PBA - Key Math 3rd Grade 2015 Supplemental Document
Grade 03 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 11 - VF658050 Math 3rd Grade 2015 Sample Student Responses
Grade 03 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 12 - 0518-M00816 Math 3rd Grade 2015 Sample Student Responses
Grade 03 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 13 - M00553 Math 3rd Grade 2015 Sample Student Responses

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