PARCC Assessment

PARCC LogoAs Rhode Island transitions to the PARCC assessment we will provide updates on this process through this website, field memos, and informational sessions. 

Updates, assessment resources, and general PARCC information can be found below.

Resources

Rhode Island schools are getting ready for the upcoming PARCC assessment in the 2014-15 school year. Below are resources to support LEAs, schools, and teachers as they prepare to administer the assessment.

Regular Administration


Computer-Based Testing

  • Performance-Based Assessment (PBA): March 16 - April 10, 2015
  • End-of-Year/End-of-Course Assessment (EOY/EOC): May 4 - May 29, 2015

Paper-Based Testing

Note: Paper/pencil test administration windows are only two weeks long
  • Performance-Based Assessment (PBA): March 23 - April 3, 2015
  • End-of-Year/End-of-Course Assessment (EOY/EOC): May 11 - May 22, 2015

Block Administration


Computer-Based Testing

For schools with block scheduling, the following assessments are available: English Language Arts I, English Language Arts II, Algebra I, Geometry
  • Fall/Winter Testing Window:
    No computer-based administration for either PBA or EOY/EOC.
  • Spring Testing Window:
    • Performance-Based Assessment (PBA): April 13 - May 8, 2015
    • End-of-Year/End-of-Course Assessment (EOY/EOC): May 4 - May 29, 2015

Paper-Based Testing

For schools with block scheduling, the following assessments are available: English Language Arts I, English Language Arts II, Algebra I, Geometry
Note: Paper/pencil test administration windows are only one week long
  • Fall/Winter Testing Window:
    • Performance-Based Assessment: December 8 - December 19, 2014
    • End-of-Year/End-of-Course Assessment (EOY/EOC): January 5 - January 16, 2015
  • Spring Testing Window:
    • Performance-Based Assessment (PBA): April 27 - May 8, 2015
    • End-of-Year/End-of-Course Assessment (EOY/EOC): May 11 - May 22, 2015

PARCC Online Learning Modules


PARCC is developing a series of online professional learning modules to help teachers, counselors, school leaders, and school and district testing coordinators understand the new PARCC Assessment System and put the new high quality assessments to work for them and their students.

These tools will help educators learn how to read results from the assessments, make inferences about the results, and identify learning gaps in time to make relevant instructional decisions and modifications.
  • How To Use the Modules: Watch this first!
  • PARCC Assessments Overview:
    • In Theory: Practical theories behind the PARCC Assessments and related goals.
    • In Practice: Information about how a student will be assessed throughout their school career and offers an assessment walkthrough (based on the role selected — administrator, primary teacher, secondary teacher- English/Language Arts, secondary teacher, Mathematics)
    • In Context: Valuable, downloadable resources focused on the PARCC Model Content Frameworks for mathematics and English/Language Arts
  • PARCC Accessibility System:
    • In Theory: An overview of accessibility features and details about how they are built into the PARCC design.
    • In Practice: Information about how teachers use accommodations in the classroom
    • In Context: Downloadable Accessibility Features and Accommodation Manual

PARCC Online Learning Modules


PARCC is developing a series of online professional learning modules to help teachers, counselors, school leaders, and school and district testing coordinators understand the new PARCC Assessment System and put the new high quality assessments to work for them and their students.

These tools will help educators learn how to read results from the assessments, make inferences about the results, and identify learning gaps in time to make relevant instructional decisions and modifications.
  • How To Use the Modules: Watch this first!
  • PARCC Assessments Overview:
    • In Theory: Practical theories behind the PARCC Assessments and related goals.
    • In Practice: Information about how a student will be assessed throughout their school career and offers an assessment walkthrough (based on the role selected — administrator, primary teacher, secondary teacher- English/Language Arts, secondary teacher, Mathematics)
    • In Context: Valuable, downloadable resources focused on the PARCC Model Content Frameworks for mathematics and English/Language Arts
  • PARCC Accessibility System:
    • In Theory: An overview of accessibility features and details about how they are built into the PARCC design.
    • In Practice: Information about how teachers use accommodations in the classroom
    • In Context: Downloadable Accessibility Features and Accommodation Manual

Technology

If you need your PARCC Readiness Tool password reset, if you have questions, or if you need any other help on this matter, please call Mike Ferry, at 222-8258, or e-mail him at Michael.Ferry@ride.ri.gov.

For additional questions, contact the TRT support desk, at 888-323-8757 or send an e-mail to TechReadinessTool@Pearson.com.

Accessibility and Accommodations

General Information

  • What is the PARCC ELC?

    The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) is pleased to announce the membership of Rhode Island’s PARCC Educator Leader Cadre (ELC). Each state in the PARCC consortium is creating an ELC to support the transition to the CCSS and PARCC. All ELCs will meet several times throughout each year at a consortium level to network and be trained together through in person and virtual meetings.

    The ELC is a team of 24 members that will help lead implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the transition to the PARCC assessment in Rhode Island. Rhode Island’s ELC will share best practices regarding implementation and use of PARCC materials, engage in reviewing PARCC developed – and PARCC state-developed – instructional materials and become active leaders in state and local implementation efforts.

  • What are the goals of the ELC?
  • Who are the members of the Rhode Island PARCC ELC?

Site Documents

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