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Bowman, Trinell; Wiener, Daniel; Branson, Danielle – Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, 2015
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments that measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and their careers. These high-quality, computer-based K-12 assessments in mathematics and English language arts (ELA)/literacy give…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Testing Accommodations, Summative Evaluation, College Readiness
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, 2015
The "PARCC College- and Career-Ready (CCR) Determinations in ELA/literacy and mathematics" describe the academic knowledge, skills, and practices in English language arts/literacy and mathematics students must demonstrate to show they are able to enter directly into and succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing courses and relevant…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, English, Language Arts
Ferrara, Steve; Steedle, Jeffrey; Kinsman, Amy – Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, 2015
We report results from the following three analyses of PARCC [Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers] cognitive complexity measures, based on 2014 field test item and task development and field test data. We conducted classification and regression tree analyses using 2014 PARCC field test data to do the following: (1)…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Test Items, Mathematics Tests
Sinclair, Andrea; Deatz, Richard; Johnston-Fisher, Jessica; Levinson, Heather; Thacker, Arthur – Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, 2015
The overall purpose of the research studies described in this report was to investigate the quality of the administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) field test during the spring of 2014. These research studies were conducted for the purpose of formative evaluation. Findings from these studies are…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Test Validity
Thacker, Arthur A.; Dickinson, Emily R.; Bynum, Bethany H.; Wen, Yao; Smith, Erin; Sinclair, Andrea L.; Deatz, Richard C.; Wise, Lauress L. – Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, 2015
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) field tests during the spring of 2014 provided an opportunity to investigate the quality of the items, tasks, and associated stimuli. HumRRO conducted several research studies summarized in this report. Quality of test items is integral to the "Theory of Action"…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Test Items, Common Core State Standards, Difficulty Level
Andrea, Sinclair; Deatz, Richard; Johnston-Fisher, Jessica – Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, 2015
The overall purpose of the research studies described in this report was to investigate the quality of the administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment during its first operational year (2014-2015). Findings from these studies can be used to identify threats to the validity of PARCC test…
Descriptors: Testing, Achievement Tests, Administrators, Readiness
Davis, Laurie L.; Moyer, Eric L. – Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, 2015
This report is made up of seven chapters relating to Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) performance level setting (PLS). Chapter one describes the goals of the PARCC program, content standards measured by PARCC, PARCC performance levels, and components of the PARCC system. Chapter two discusses the goals of…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Program Descriptions, Educational Objectives
Brandt, Rusty; Bercovitz, Elizabeth; McNally, Susan; Zimmerman, Linda – Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, 2015
A usability study was conducted by the Research and Innovation Network and Assessment Solutions Design to assess the usability of a drawing response interaction type. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) commissioned a multi-part study to determine the viability of using the drawing response interaction on…
Descriptors: Usability, Partnerships in Education, Consortia, Career Readiness
Brandt, Rusty; Bercovitz, Elizabeth; Zimmerman, Linda – Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, 2015
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) commissioned a multi-part study to determine the viability of using the drawing response interaction on the PARCC Mathematics Assessment. This study in particular focused on students with disabilities. PARCC has over 40 interaction types on the summative assessments. Why…
Descriptors: Usability, Freehand Drawing, Computer Software, Computer Assisted Testing
Bowman, Trinell; Wiener, Daniel; Reavis, Tamara; Griswold, Danielle – Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, 2014
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) member states regard assessments as tools for enhancing teaching and learning, and are committed to providing all students, including but not limited to, students with disabilities, English learners, English learners with disabilities, and underserved populations with…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Disabilities, English Language Learners, College Readiness
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, 2014
As part of its proposal to the U.S. Department of Education, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) committed to developing Kindergarten through Grade 2 Model Content Frameworks for English language arts (ELA)/literacy (K-2 Model Content Frameworks) to serve as a bridge between the Common Core State Standards…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Primary Education, English Instruction, Language Arts
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, 2014
As part of its proposal to the U.S. Department of Education, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) committed to developing Kindergarten through Grade 2 Model Content Frameworks for Mathematics (K-2 Model Content Frameworks) to serve as a bridge between the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the PARCC…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, 2014
More than 1 million students in nearly 16,000 schools participated in the spring 2014 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) field test. Fourteen states and the District of Columbia administered the test. The primary purposes of the PARCC field test were to: (1) Examine the quality of test questions and tasks; (2)…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Test Validity
Bowman, Trinell; Wiener, Daniel; Reavis, Tamara; Griswold, Danielle – Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, 2013
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) member states regard assessments as tools for enhancing teaching and learning, and are committed to providing all students, including but not limited to, students with disabilities, English learners, English learners with disabilities, and underserved populations with…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Disabilities, English Language Learners, College Readiness
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, 2013
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers ("PARCC") is a non-profit consortium of states that have organized themselves to develop new assessment systems that measure student knowledge and skills against a common set of college- and career-ready standards in mathematics and English language arts in a way that…
Descriptors: Student Records, Privacy, Confidentiality, Information Management
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