PRC Membership (4)

The technology enhanced version of the Formative Instructional Tasks allows teachers to efficiently facilitate the tasks and record student observations using a tablet. By using the technology enhanced tasks, teachers also can track and review student progress. See page 27 of the User Guide for more information on how to set up and use the technology enhanced formative tasks.

In order to change your password, click on the person icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Select My Account and then click on the Edit bar. From there, you can update your password and other profile information.

The “My Lists” feature allows you to create personalized lists of your favorite or most used PRC (edit later to PLC) resources. You can create multiple lists to help you organize and categorize your resources.

In order to populate your My Lists, click on the resource you’d like to add (please note that not all resources can be saved to My Lists). Look for the “Share” section on the right-hand side of the screen. Locate and select the star. A pop-up box should appear. If you have not already created a list, select “Create New List” at the top of the box. Enter a list name and hit create. If you have existing lists, select the relevant list in the dropdown menu. Finally, select “Add to List.”

By becoming a full member, you will gain access to all of the instructional resources and tools found on the PRC. This includes our K-2 formative tools and Speaking & Listening Assessments, standards-aligned test questions, and professional learning tools—from videos and presentations to articles and practical classroom resources. If you are interested in learning more about purchasing full member access or are interested in a custom online demo, please call us at 844-637-7100 or send us an email at learn@parccinc.org. We ’ll be happy to talk with you or someone in your district about all the ways in which the PRC can support your professional learning needs.

Released Items (2)

The released items are organized by five main categories: Resource Type, Resource Name, Subject, Grade Level, and Release Year. You can use any of these categories to help filter and find specific resources. Below is an overview of what’s included within each category type. More information can be found here.

Resource Type.
• There are five types of resources within the set of released items: Manuals, Supplemental Documents (scoring rubrics, scoring rules, answer keys, and alignment documents), Sample Student Responses, Item Set-Computer Based, and Item Set-PDF.
Resource Name.
• For English language arts items, included are Sample Student Responses and Item Sets for Literary Analysis Tasks, Research Simulation Tasks, Narrative Writing Tasks, Paired Text Set (grades 6-11), Literary Text Set, Short/Medium (S/M) Informational Set (grades 6-11), and Medium/Long (M/L) Informational Set. Also included are Guides, Scoring Rules, and Scoring Rubrics.
• For math items, included are Item Sets, Scoring Rules, Alignment Documents, Answer Keys, and Guides.
Subject
• To search within subject, type in either English language arts or math.
Grade Level
• Resources are available for grades 3 – 11.
Release Year
• Released items are currently available for 2015 and 2016

For ELA, the holistic rubrics were created with the input of a variety of educational constituents: educator cadre leaders, state representatives, scoring representatives, et al., The rubrics contain information about the best literacy practices – what it means to be literate in reading and writing. The rubrics demonstrate what students can do at the varying levels within the continuum. There is a shift in the rubrics for ELA for 2016. Reading and Writing are now combined as one score since the two components are so closely intertwined and integral to each other.

For math, rubrics are item specific and written specifically for each item by the item writers. The rubrics are revised as needed during the item review process. The rubrics are looked at again at rangefinding to see if any further revisions are needed based on the student responses.

Look for ELA and Math scoring rubrics at https://prc.parcconline.org/assessments/parcc-released-items. ELA rubrics are listed on the first page while math rubrics are shown in the Key for each item set as well the Sample Student Responses for each of the constructed response items.