EDUCATION NEWS & NOTES
New York State Education Commissioner to Leave for Federal Post (posted 1.14.15)
Board of Regents Approves New Graduation Options
New athways will better prepare students for college and careers and improve New York's Economic competitiveness (posted 1.14.15)
PARCC Governing Board Approves Data Privacy and Security Policy; Reviews Field Testing Plans
Maryland Takes on PARCC Fiscal Agent Role;
States Gear Up for Spring 2014 Field Test
PARCC Releases Final Grade- and Subject-Specific PLDs
WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 17, 2013 - The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today released the final grade- and subject-specific performance level descriptors (PLDs) in English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. Performance levels, sometimes referred to as "achievement levels," are the broad categories used to report student performance on an assessment, and the PLDs further describe what that performance means.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 30, 2013 - The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today released assessment blueprints and test specifications for both the English language arts/literacy and mathematics assessments set to debut in 2014-15.
WASHINGTON - April 10, 2013 PARCC Releases Draft Grade- and Subject-Specific PLDs for Public Comment
PARCC Releases Tool To Prepare Schools and Districts for Rigorous 21st Century Assessments
WASHINGTON - March 5, 2013 - The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today announced a new planning tool and guidance for schools and districts that will help them get ready for new, 21st century assessments in the 2014-2015 school year.
♦PARCC Work on K-12 Assessments Continues
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a 24-state consortium working together to develop next-generation K-12 assessments in English and Math. The assessment design includes a shift from four to two summative components and the inclusion of teacher delivered diagnostic assessments in reading, writing and mathematics. In addition, PARCC assessments will be computer based to drive innovation and quicker turnaround of performance data. To learn about the latest activities of PARCC, visit www.parcconline.org.