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.
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.
Guides to Understanding the Scoring
- Guide to Understanding Scoring: English Language Arts/Literacy Released Items
- Guide to Understanding Scoring: Mathematics Released Items
New: Please see the PARCC ELA/L Released Items Summary Chart for a quick overview of the available 2015 and 2016 tasks and sets.
Due to copyright infringement we are unable to provide additional information (e.g., chapter, page numbers, start and ending points) for the 2015 passages that do not have permissions. The only suggestion we can provide at this time is to try to use the language of the items to determine which section the excerpt appears. There may be some key words in the items that would provide a hint to the appropriate location.