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PARCC Results - Year One


“How Different Can a Test Be?” – The New Jersey PTA and New Jersey Chamber of Commerce recently introduced the first in a series of educational webinars about state assessments.

 

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The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a consortium of states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands working together to develop a common set of K-12 assessments in English and Mathematics anchored in what it takes to be ready for college and careers.


Who? What? When?

PARCC is one of two common assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards.  All Students in grades 3-11 will be participating in these technology based Assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts this Spring.  In addition there are specific assessments for students taking Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry.

There are two parts to the summative assessment, a Performance Based Assessment and an End of Year Assessment.  A student's overall score is a combination of the performance on the Performance Based Assessment and the End of Year Assessment.

When will the tests be administered?

The BYRAM TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT Testing Window will be April 18 - May 6 2016 (see calendar below):
Unlike the 2014-2015 PARCC test, the 2016 test will be administered during ONE window, no later than the 90% mark in the school year.  The PARCC test is designed to:
  • Tests critical thinking in relationship to a variety of texts and media.
  • Writing in response to reading and media that requires students to draw and use evidence from a variety of sources.
  • Simulates research and real world problem solving applications that require reasoning and explanation.
  • Short answer assessment
  • Math understanding and skills
  • Reading comprehension
  • The English Language Arts (ELA) assessment for grades 3-11 each consists of 3 units. 
  • The mathematics assessment for grades 3-5 each consists of 4 units.
  • The mathematics assessment for grades 6-8 each consists of 3 units.
  • The Algebra 1 and Geometry assessments each consist of 3 units
Below are the Unit Times for Each Grade 
 Grade    ELA Unit1 ELA Unit 2  ELA Unit 3  Math Unit 1 Math Unit 2     Math Unit 3  Math Unit 4
 3  90min 75min 90min   60min 60min  60min  60min 
 4 90min 90min 90min   60min 60min  60min  60min 
 90min 90min   90min  60min 60min  60min  60min 
110min   110min 90min  80min  80min  80min   
 7 110min  110min   90min  80min 80min   80min  
 8 110min  110min   90min 80min  80min  80min   
 Alg.       90min  90min  90min   
Geo.        90min  90min  90min 

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Testing Dates
Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday   Thursday Friday 
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Grade 3-4 ELA1

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Grade 3-4 ELA2
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Grade 3-4 ELA3

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Grade 3-4 Math1

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Grade 3-4 Math2

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Grade 3-4 Math3


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Grade 3-4 Math 4


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Grade 5-8 ELA1
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Grade 5-8 ELA2
May 2
Grade 5-8 ELA3


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Grade 5-8 Math1
Algebra Unit 1
Geometry Unit 1
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Grade 5-8 Math2
Algebra Unit 2
Geometry Unit 2

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Grade 5-8 Math3
Algebra Unit 3
Geometry Unit 3
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Grade 5 Math 4

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