Proposed PARCC Assessments, the State Test Transition, and New Instructional Supports

Session Description

Participants discuss the proposed design and structure of the PARCC assessments (which New York State will adopt beginning in 2014-15), analyze sample items for the 2012-13 state ELA and math test in comparison to previous state test items, and discuss the instructional shifts necessary to help students meet the expectations of the Common Core. Participants also learn about how to use resources provided by the DOE (periodic assessments, Common Core-aligned tasks embedded in units of study, etc.) to support the upcoming state test transition.