This grades 3-5 resource will help students “flesh out” their character descriptions when writing narrative and literary pieces. If the resource is duplexed, students can fold and cut along the lines to create a Skeleton Description Open-flap page.
This document provides an overview of the many Speaking and Listening Tools PARCC has created to support educators.
The purpose of the Reader Motivation Survey is to elicit information regarding student self-perception as readers.
Teachers may utilize survey results in conjunction with the Reading Comprehension subtest data to begin to move students on the path to becoming stronger readers.
In this video, Mr. Doug Sovde leads participants through a brief lesson on determining what makes a mathematics task worthwhile. Questions to consider while viewing the video include:
• Why start by simply reading and annotating a sample assessment task?
• How can you encourage...
In this video, Mr. Doug Sovde leads participants through a brief lesson on aligning standards and instruction when planning mathematics lessons. Questions to consider while viewing the video include:
• What is Evidence-Centered Design?
• How can use of evidence statements inform...
In this video, Dr. Bonnie A. Hain leads participants through a brief lesson on how to plan instruction with college and career ready standards in mind. Questions to consider while viewing the video include:
• How can you frame questions aligned to standards as you teach?
• What can...
The PARCC K-2 ELA Evidence Tables were developed in collaboration with many educators to guide the development of the K-2 performance tasks. The Evidence Tables can also be used to guide the development of local instruction and formative assessment.
Text Analysis Worksheets help determine grade-level placement and the complexity level of texts for use on the PARCC assessments. There is a Text Analysis Worksheet for informational text and for literary text. They can also be used by educators to help evaluate the complexity and...
PARCC’s Passage Selection Guidelines were developed to guide the selection of texts for PARCC’s assessments and formative tools. The guidelines focus on important shifts in emphasis that are called for in the CCS standards for ELA/literacy, in particular an emphasis on developing skills for...
PARCC ELA/Literacy scoring rubrics are tools for scoring students' written responses. In July 2015, PARCC states updated the scoring rubrics, combining the reading comprehension and written expression traits. PARCC state educators who called for this update did so because information from the...
PARCC ELA/Literacy Task Models guide the development of performance-based tasks (collections of items) that have a particular focus and elicit targeted evidences aligned to standards. They can be used by educators as guides to develop standards-aligned tasks for classroom use.
Consider using one of these quick means to check for understanding.
The PARCC K-2 Mathematics Evidence Statements were developed in collaboration with many educators to guide the development of the K-2 performance tasks. These Evidence Statements can also be used to guide the development of local curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
In this classic blog post, Grant Wiggins explains what close reading means and how it connects to the CCSS.
There are 16 ELA and 16 Math performance tasks (K-2) which can be accessed in the Formative Instructional Tasks section of the PRC . The tasks are designed to engage students in learning while you observe how students demonstrate proficiencies with respect to the standards embedded in the tasks...
The states that make up the PARCC consortium took the exceptional step of releasing test items from the PARCC assessments to give teachers a powerful tool to inform classroom instruction. The release of the items gives parents insight into the kinds of questions students are seeing on their...
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 released items and how teachers and parents can use them to understand the standards and improve teaching and learning.
Use the attached documents to create an account on the PRC.