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

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.

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Resource Type Resource Name Subject Grade Level Release Year
Supplemental Document HS Integrated Mathematics III - EOY - Key Math 10th Grade, 11th Grade 2015
Supplemental Document HS Integrated Mathematics III - PBA - Alignment Document Math 10th Grade, 11th Grade 2015
Item Set-PDF HS Integrated Mathematics III - PBA - Item Set Math 10th Grade, 11th Grade 2015
Supplemental Document HS Integrated Mathematics III - PBA - Key Math 10th Grade, 11th Grade 2015
Supplemental Document HS Math - Fall Block - Alignment Document Math 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade 2016
Item Set-PDF HS Math - Fall Block - Item Set Math 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade 2016
Supplemental Document HS Math - Fall Block - Key Math 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade 2016
Sample Student Responses HS Math - Fall Block - Sample Student Responses - Item 05 - M42063 Math 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade 2016
Sample Student Responses HS Math - Fall Block - Sample Student Responses - Item 15 - VF649561 Math 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade 2016

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