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PARCC Test Construction Presentation

These documents offer insights into the PARCC test construction blueprints and the task models.  All of the information comes from resources on PARCC online.  The narratted powerpoint below will give you a brief introduction and overview to where you may access the materials.  The powerpoint then walks you through an analysis of the assessment models and expectations at 6th Grade (just to serve as an example).  An analysis of each grade level is provided below.  You will see the expectations for the Literary Analysis Task, the Research Simulation Task, and the Narrative Writing Task.  

The best preparation for PARCC is rich curriculum delivered with standards-based instruction.  These documents are to support teachers in those efforts (from lesson design to instructional delivery).  Part of that strong instructional design is also knowing what the end targets look like -- including the standardized assessments.  In short, this is not to be seen as "teaching to the test" but rather knowing what the standardized assessment looks like.  

PARCC Test Construction Narrated Powerpoint

If you have any questions about these resources, please feel free to contact Vince Puzick

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