PARCC Testing Begins

PARCC testing begins for students in grades 3-5 starting tomorrow. PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) is an online test that is intended to test a child’s ability to understand information in math and reading and apply that understanding in multiple ways. PARCC test questions are aligned to our Common Core State Standards and our curriculum. Parents can access information about PARCC at and can access information about common core standards at

This year PARCC testing is a field test. This means we are testing “the test” and the devices students are using to take the test. Because it is a field test schools and parents will not receive individual student scores. Classroom teachers and I have spoken to students and they are ready to take on the challenge of helping Massachusetts develop future PARCC assessments. We have told students to do their best work as they always do and not be anxious about taking this test. We want students to consider it a long practice test. We also explained to students that daily school routines will feel a little “mixed up” but we will continue to have fun, take on the challenge and come out on top! I know our students will handle it brilliantly!

Students will stay in their homerooms for testing and a schedule for testing is listed below. Please ensure your child attends school, is on time, has a snack and is well rested on the day of testing. This support facilitates their success and minimizes their worries. If there are any questions, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher or the principal.

Ellen K. Johnson

Monday March 24, 2014

  • Mrs. Bernstein 8:45am Math
  • Mrs. Dunn 8:45am Math
  • Mr. Lisano 9:35am Math
  • Mrs. Lisano 12:30 ELA
  • Mrs. Doble 12:45 ELA
  • Mrs. Jaffe 12:45pm ELA

Tuesday March 25, 2014

  • Ms. Saia 8:45am Math
  • Mrs. Nolte 8:45am Math
  • Mr. Norman 9:35am Math
  • Mrs. Bernstein 12:30pm ELA
  • Mrs. Dunn 12:45pm ELA
  • Mr. Lisano 12:45pm ELA

Wednesday March 26, 2014

  • Mrs. Lisano 8:45am Math
  • Mrs. Wood 8:45am Math
  • Mrs. Lee 9:35am Math
  • Ms. Marsh 12:30pm ELA
  • Mrs. Nolte 12:45pm ELA
  • Mr. Norman 12:45pm ELA

Thursday March 27, 2014

  • Ms. Marsh 8:45am Math
  • Mrs. Doble 8:45am Math
  • Mrs. Jaffe 9:35am Math
  • Ms. Saia 12:30pm ELA
  • Mrs. Wood 12:45pm ELA
  • Mrs. Lee 12:45pm ELA

Friday March 28, 2014

  • Mrs. Bernstein 9:00am ELA
  • Mrs. Dunn 9:00am ELA
  • Mr. Lisano 9:40am ELA

Monday March 31, 2014

  • Ms. Saia 9:00am ELA
  • Mrs. Nolte 9:00am ELA
  • Mr. Norman 9:40am ELA

April 4, 2014

  • Mrs. Lisano 9:00am ELA
  • Mrs. Wood 9:00am ELA
  • Mrs. Lee 9:40am ELA

April 7, 2014

  • Ms. Marsh 9:00am ELA
  • Mrs. Doble 9:00am ELA
  • Mrs. Jaffe 9:40am ELA

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