PARCC Assessment Resources

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start herePARCC Resources parcconline.org
PARCC Update and Review of Educator Resources  
PARCC Professional Learning Modules - courses to designed to help us understand PARCC Assessments



BigIdeas  Technology Resources
Are Your Students Technically Ready?
 Prezi
 1. Composing Text
 2. Math Equation Editor
 3. Drag and Drop
 4. Make Time on Computer Authentic



TEXT COMPLEXITY

T Shannahan

 
Emphasis on Text Complexity
 YouTube



complex text
 What is Complex Text?  YouTube




PARCC ELA Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs)
Narrated PPT (2013)  - narration begins when you enter "slide show" view
3rd Grade PLDs 
4th Grade PLDs
5th Grade PLDs

READING- performance levels at each grade level are differentiated by three factors:
1. Text complexity
2. Range of accuracy in expressing reading comprehension as demonstrated in student responses
3.Quality of evidence cited from sources

WRITING- Written Expression & Knowledge of Language and Conventions- performance levels are differentiated by:
  • How consistently and fully students develop ideas
  • Drawing evidence from one or more sources
  • Organization
  • Command of grammar and usage

Text Complexity Rubrics
Achieve the Core     Literary     Informational
New Hampshire Department of Education ​(includes suggestions for scaffolding)     Literary     Informational
PARCC Complexity Analysis Worksheet     Literary     Informational



Testing Blueprint Documents

FAQ's - PARCC Assessment Blueprints and Test Specifications
3-5 Common Form Specifications

ELA Evidence Tables
Understanding the ELA Evidence Tables  PPT
3rd Grade Reading
4th Grade Reading
5th Grade Reading
3rd-5th Writing



Practice Tests
PARCC Practice Tests (click on "Test Preparation" in the blue banner)
Arizona Department of Education Assessment Support Materials

Third Grade Practice Test

Practice Test (online)
Pencil Paper Version  PDF
Johnny Chuck Finds the Best Thing in the World  passage  WORD     Text Complexity Worksheet 
Me First passage  WORD    Text Complexity Worksheet
Once in a Lifetime Experience passage  WORD     Text Complexity Worksheet
Practice Test Questions  WORD
Answer Document
Rubric

Fourth Grade Practice Test
Practice Test (online)
Pencil Paper Version  PDF
Just Like Home  passage  WORD     Text Complexity Worksheet
Life Doesn't Frighten Me​  passage  WORD      Text Complexity Worksheet
​Those Wacky Shoes ​passage  WORD     Text Complexity Worksheet
​The Wild Horses of Assateague Island​ passage  WORD     Text Complexity Worksheet
Wild Ponies of Chincoteague  passage  WORD WORD    Text Complexity Worksheet
 Practice Test Questions  WORD
Answer Document
Rubric

Fifth Grade Practice Test
Practice Test (online)
Pencil Paper Version  PDF
Passages (​Ida B, Moon Over Manifest,The Amazing Penguin Rescue, The Growin' of Paul Bunyan)  WORD
Ida B  Text Complexity Worksheet
Moon Over Manifest Text Complexity Worksheet
The Amazing Penguin Rescue (Tarshis) Text Complexity Worksheet
The Amazing Penguin Rescue (deNapoli) Text Complexity Worksheet
The Growin' of Paul Bunyan Text Complexity Worksheet
Practice Test Questions  WORD
Answer Document
Rubric



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