Who? What? When?
PARCC is one of two common assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards. All Students in grades 311 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 20142015 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 311 each consists of 3 units.
 The mathematics assessment for grades 35 each consists of 4 units.
 The mathematics assessment for grades 68 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 
5 
90min 
90min 
90min 
60min 
60min 
60min 
60min 
6 
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 

April/May 2016
Testing Dates
Monday 
Tuesday 
Wednesday 
Thursday 
Friday 
18
Grade 34 ELA1

19
Grade 34 ELA2 
20
Grade 34 ELA3

21
Grade 34 Math1

22
Grade 34 Math2

25
Grade 34 Math3

26
Grade 34 Math 4

27 Grade 58 ELA1

28 NO TESTING DUE TO TAKE YOUR CHILD TO WORK DAY

29 Grade 58 ELA2

May 2 Grade 58 ELA3

3 Grade 58 Math1 Algebra Unit 1 Geometry Unit 1 
4 Grade 58 Math2 Algebra Unit 2 Geometry Unit 2

5 Grade 58 Math3 Algebra Unit 3 Geometry Unit 3 
6 Grade 5 Math 4

9 Makeups

10 Makeups

11 Makeups

12 Makeups

13 Makeups
