PARCC Assessment Guide : Free Online Guide, Information, Tips, Practice Tests and Strategies – 2018-19

This page provides PARCC Worksheets, Practice tests, Testing window, Testing times and answers Frequently Asked Questions by Teachers, Parents and Students.

PARCC BASICS

PARCC Length [ELA & Math combined]
  • Grades 3 : 8 hours
  • Grades 4-5 : Over 9 hours
  • Middle School : 9.5 hours
  • High School : Over 9.5 hours
  • PARCC Subjects ELA, Math
    PARCC Sections [Math]
  • Grades 3-5 : 4 units
  • Grades 6-8 : 3 units [Calculator & Non-calculator]
  • High School : 3 units
  • PARCC Sections [ELA]
  • Grades 3-5 : 3 units
  • Grades 6-8 : 3 units
  • High School : 3 units
  • What is PARCC?
    What is the Purpose of PARCC?
    How to prepare my child for PARCC?
    What grades have to take the 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 are the planned parts of PARCC assessments?
    How to read PARCC report?
    What is the PARCC assessment schedule?
    What states are using PARCC Assessments?
    Are there any printable worksheets to help with PARCC practice?
    Do you provide computer-based PARCC Practice also?

    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). There are currently 8 states involved in the PARCC consortium and a combination of educational leaders from those states along with test developers are working together to create the new computer based English Language Arts and Math assessments.

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    What is the Purpose of PARCC?

    The PARCC scores act as an indicator to parents and teachers to understand if students are on the right track for the next grade thereby for college and their career. These test scores are not just test scores of an exam, but these scores indicate the student’s skill in the subject, skills, the student excels at or need support with. With information like these, a teacher will be able to provide help for the student’s needs.

    Since these test reports divide the subject into different categories of skills and performance, the reports can help parents in discussing with teachers about the support student needs. Principals and teachers can use this information for targeted intervention, thereby improving the performance of the school.

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    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!

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    What grades have to take the PARCC?

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

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    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). Most states that are in the PARCC consortium will measure student achievement through PARCC assessments in the 2018-2019 academic year.

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    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.

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    What are the planned parts of PARCC assessments?

    PARCC has released a plan for the yearly summative assessments.

    Click here to see an Infographic that provides more information about the latest PARCC Test.

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    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

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    What is the PARCC assessment schedule?

    The dates for the 2019 PARCC assessment administration vary based on the state and school district. A summary of expected dates are provided in the table below. Please consult your school to get the exact test dates for your student.

    State Testing Window
    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Grade 3 to 5: April 8 to May 24, 2019
    MARYLAND April 8, 2019- Jun 7, 2019
    NEW JERSEY April 22, 2019 – Jun 7, 2019
    NEW MEXICO April 15,2019 – May 10, 2019

    What states are using PARCC Assessments?

    Currently, the following states are part of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium : Colorado, District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico.

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    Are there any printable worksheets to help with PARCC practice?

    Yes, Lumos Learning provide a number of free printable worksheets to help students experience sample questions in the printed format.
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    Do you provide computer-based PARCC Practice also?

    Yes, we have online PARCC rehearsal program for schools as well as students. Please use the buttons below to learn more.


    Computer-based PARCC Practice Program for Schools
    Online PARCC practice for students
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    Grade 3

    3rd Grade PARCC Practice Tests

    MATH
    ELA

    4th Grade PARCC Practice Tests

    MATH
    ELA

    Grade 4

    Grade 5

    5th Grade PARCC Practice Tests

    MATH
    ELA

    6th Grade PARCC Practice Tests

    MATH
    ELA

    Grade 6

    Grade 7

    7th Grade PARCC Practice Tests

    MATH
    ELA

    8th Grade PARCC Practice Tests

    MATH
    ELA

    Grade 8

    High School Math End of Course Test Practice

    High School ELA End of Course Test Practice