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Sep 17
PARCC Information from ADE
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August 22, 2013
Arizona Education Leaders,
PARCC has released a set of sample test items in Mathematics and ELA/Literacy across grade levels to show educators, parents, students and policymakers what the PARCC test questions will look like. This release of sample items is a key milestone in the development of the PARCC assessments and the items are an important tool for teachers who are implementing Arizona's Common Core Standards (ACCS) in their classrooms. The PARCC assessments are aligned to the new standards and will assess whether students are college- and career-ready or on track toward those goals.
PARCC test questions assess for deeper learning and critical thinking and measure students' abilities to solve real-world problems--all of which are key skills needed for success in post-secondary career training and college. These samples are designed to show how PARCC is measuring the content - in reading, writing and math. These sample items are being released in PDF form now; they will be interactive in November.
Timeline for Future Releases:
September 4 and 5, 2013 - The ADE Assessment Section will host webinars sharing the ELA/Literacy and Math samples of PARCC items and providing information about the assessment system and support for educators in the transition to ACCS and the PARCC tests. Look for information in the next week with links to register for these webinars.
October 2013 - PARCC plans to release another set of sample items. In all, these will cover all tested subjects (reading, writing and mathematics) in each grade.
November 2013 - PARCC will publicly release revised versions of these items on the actual technology platform in November.
Spring 2014 - More items will be released as a practice test, which will be available to everyone-students, teachers, parents-via
If you have any questions about the new items, please contact us at

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