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...Read more

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...Read more

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...Read more

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.Read more

A useful template to plan and organize authentic text-based instructionRead more

An interactive introduction to the PARCC Diagnostic tools for both English Language Arts and MathematicsRead more
An interactive introduction to the PARCC K-2 Formative tools for English Language Arts and MathematicsRead more

The PARCC ELA Evidence Tables were developed in collaboration with many educators to guide the development of the summative assessment. The Evidence Tables describe the knowledge and skills that an assessment item or a task elicits from students. They can also be used to guide the development...Read more

The PARCC ELA Evidence Tables were developed in collaboration with many educators to guide the development of the summative assessment. The Evidence Tables describe the knowledge and skills that an assessment item or a task elicits from students. They can also be used to guide the development...Read more

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.Read more

The Model Content Frameworks help to clarify the standards by illustrating how key content shifts from grade to grade. They also show how teachers and curriculum writers can frame instruction using the standards throughout the academic year. MCFs are neither a curriculum nor a replacement of the...Read more

In this video, Dr. Bonnie A. Hain leads participants through a brief lesson on how to use several PARCC resources to plan ELA instruction. Questions to consider while viewing the video include:
• What can you learn from looking at sample assessment tasks?
• Why is it helpful to use...Read more

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...Read more