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. **

**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.

Resource Type | Resource Name | Subject | Grade Level | Release Year |
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Sample Student Responses | HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 12 - VF884971 | Math | 10th Grade, 11th Grade | 2015 |

Sample Student Responses | HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 13 - M44085 | Math | 10th Grade, 11th Grade | 2015 |

Sample Student Responses | HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Sample student Responses - Item 14 - VF650068 | Math | 10th Grade, 11th Grade | 2015 |

Sample Student Responses | HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 15 - VF641201 | Math | 10th Grade, 11th Grade | 2015 |

Sample Student Responses | HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 16 - M44168 | Math | 10th Grade, 11th Grade | 2015 |

Sample Student Responses | HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 17 - 2457-M41997 | Math | 10th Grade, 11th Grade | 2015 |

Sample Student Responses | HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 18 - 2092-M40742 | Math | 10th Grade, 11th Grade | 2015 |

Supplemental Document | HS Algebra 2 2016 - Alignment Document | Math | 10th Grade, 11th Grade | 2016 |

Item Set-PDF | HS Algebra 2 2016 - Item Set | Math | 10th Grade, 11th Grade | 2016 |

Supplemental Document | HS Algebra 2 2016 - Key | Math | 10th Grade, 11th Grade | 2016 |

Sample Student Responses | HS Algebra 2 2016 - Sample Student Responses - Item 19 - 2461-M42006 | Math | 10th Grade, 11th Grade | 2016 |

Sample Student Responses | HS Algebra 2 2016 - Sample Student Responses - Item 20 - VF866689 | Math | 10th Grade, 11th Grade | 2016 |

Sample Student Responses | HS Algebra 2 2016 - Sample Student Responses - Item 21 - VF886949 | Math | 10th Grade, 11th Grade | 2016 |

Sample Student Responses | HS Algebra I 2016 - Sample Student Responses - Item 29 -VF648815 | Math | 8th Grade, 9th Grade | 2016 |

Sample Student Responses | HS Algebra I 2016 - Sample Student Responses - Item 30 -VH000834 | Math | 8th Grade, 9th Grade | 2016 |

Supplemental Document | HS Geometry - EOY - Alignment Document | Math | 9th Grade, 10th Grade | 2015 |

Item Set-PDF | HS Geometry - EOY - Item Set | Math | 9th Grade, 10th Grade | 2015 |

Supplemental Document | HS Geometry - EOY - Key | Math | 9th Grade, 10th Grade | 2015 |

Supplemental Document | HS Geometry - PBA - Alignment Document | Math | 9th Grade, 10th Grade | 2015 |

Item Set-PDF | HS Geometry - PBA - Item Set | Math | 9th Grade, 10th Grade | 2015 |

Supplemental Document | HS Geometry - PBA - Key | Math | 9th Grade, 10th Grade | 2015 |

Sample Student Responses | HS Geometry - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 11 - VF800122 | Math | 9th Grade, 10th Grade | 2015 |

Sample Student Responses | HS Geometry - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 12 - 2159-M40884 | Math | 9th Grade, 10th Grade | 2015 |

Sample Student Responses | HS Geometry - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 13 - M41170 | Math | 9th Grade, 10th Grade | 2015 |

Sample Student Responses | HS Geometry - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 14 - 2104-M40767 | Math | 9th Grade, 10th Grade | 2015 |