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Frequently asked questions (FAQs) for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) 2022

This page answers frequently asked questions about The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) by Teachers, Parents and Students

What is PARCC?
Is Lumos tedBook™ completely aligned with the PARCC assessment guidelines?
How can students succeed on the PARCC test using the Lumos Study Program?
What is the PARCC testing window for 2022?
How many units are there in PARCC and what is the time for each unit?
What states are using PARCC Assessments?
How will StepUp® help my child prepare for PARCC test?
What are the resources available to help prepare my child for PARCC Test?
How to read PARCC report?
What is the Purpose of PARCC?
How to prepare my child for PARCC?

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What is PARCC?

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness and College and Careers (PARCC) is one of two state consortiums responsible for developing assessments aligned to the new, more rigorous College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards and Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Scroll to Top

Is Lumos tedBook™ completely aligned with the PARCC assessment guidelines?

This PARCC tedBook™ is aligned with the College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards and Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Scroll to Top

How can students succeed on the PARCC test using the Lumos Study Program?

At Lumos Learning, we believe that yearlong learning and adequate practice before the actual test are the keys to student success on the standardized tests. We have designed the Lumos Study Program to help students get plenty of realistic practice before the test and to promote yearlong collaborative learning.
Inside this book, you will find two full-length practice tests that are similar to the PARCC tests students will take to assess their mastery of CCSS aligned curriculum. Completing these tests will help students master the different areas that are included in newly aligned standardized tests and practice test taking skills. The results will help the students and educators get insights into students’ strengths and weaknesses in specific content areas. These insights could be used to help students strengthen their skills in difficult topics and to improve speed and accuracy while taking the test. Scroll to Top

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What is the PARCC testing window for 2022?

The test window for PARCC for the year 2022 is as follows: Paper Administration Test Date(s): Grades 3–8 Math & ELA: April 19 – May 20, 2022 Online Administration Test Date(s): Grades 3–8 Math & ELA: April 19 – May 27, 2022

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How many units are there in PARCC and what is the time for each unit?

The number of units and time for each unit for Math is as given below:
Grade Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3
Grade 3 to 8 60 mins 60 mins 60 mins

The number of units and time for each unit for ELA is as given below:
Grade 3 Form A
Grade Unit 1 Unit 2
Grade 3 75 mins 75 mins

Grade 3 Form B
Grade Unit 1 Unit 2
Grade 3 75 mins 75 mins

Students are assigned either Form A or Form B. Total testing time for grades 3 is 2.5 hours. Grade 4 – 8 Form A
Grade Unit 1 Unit 2
Grade 4 – 8 90 mins 90 mins

Grade 4 -8 Form B
Grade Unit 1 Unit 2
Grade 4 -8 90 mins 90 mins

Students are assigned either Form A or Form B. Total testing time for grades 4 – 8 is 3 hours. Scroll to Top

What states are using PARCC Assessments?

Currently, District of Columbia (DC) is a part of the PARCC Consortium. Scroll to Top

How will StepUp® help my child prepare for PARCC test?

The Lumos StepUp® provides (a) Online access to TWO Full-length Next Generation PARCC Practice Tests . (b) Workbooks to practice 30+ Math and 40+ ELA skills. (c) Access to parent and student portals. (d) Access to Teacher portal. (e) Easy-to-use, advanced and real-time reports to help you identify areas of weakness and tailor personalized learning plans for your student. (f) Student-centric approach, combined with instant feedback boosts student confidence and improves learning outcomes. (g) StepUp® program can be accessed through a number of devices that include, PC, tablet and smartphones and it is available 24×7. This convenience helps enabling anywhere learning. The program provides the students, the opportunity to master the standards and also helps them to become familiar with the test through PARCC Rehearsals. To learn more about StepUp program, click on the links below.
To access Parent / Student portal click here To access School / Teacher portal click here Scroll to Top

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What are the resources available to help prepare my child for PARCC Test?

In addition to the Lumos StepUp® program benefits, you can also access free sample questions on Lumos Learning site by clicking on the button below. To access Free Sample questions click here Scroll to Top

How to Read PARCC Report?

PARCC scores is divided into five levels, based on students performances. They are, Level 1 – Did not yet meet expectations. The level is represented by a downward arrow. Level 2 – Partially met expectations. Even this level is represented by a downward arrow. Read More Scroll to Top

What is the Purpose of PARCC?

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness and College and Careers (PARCC) is one of two state consortiums responsible for developing assessments aligned to the new, more rigorous College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards and Common Core State Standards (CCSS).Read More Scroll to Top

How to prepare my child for PARCC?

With the PARCC assessment right around the corner, stress level of every educator will be peaking day by day. So, here is a small attempt to lighten your stress and help you with PARCC preparation and get you PARCC ready! Read More Scroll to Top

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What is the PARCC test for?

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness and College and Careers (PARCC) is one of two state consortiums responsible for developing assessments aligned to the new, more rigorous College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards and Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

What grades have to take the PARCC?

The PARCC tests are for K-8 and High School.

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