Parents: Help Your Child Prepare With this Checklist
PARCC has released a five-step checklist that will help parents get their kids ready for testing. The checklist features links to a host of assessment-related resources from both PARCC and partners such as the National Parent Teacher Association, Learning Heroes, Raise the Bar, and Great Kids, that will provide both parents and teachers with information about when the assessments will be given in their child’s district, what will be expected of them when they are testing, and much more.
PARCC Website Adds New Materials for 2016 Testing
PARCCOnline.org, the homepage for the PARCC assessment consortium, now features new information about the 2016 assessments. Parents, educators and students can find more information about what’s different about this year’s assessments (also be sure to view the graphic the New Jersey Department of Education created about the changes), and learn about the growing list of independent studies showing that PARCC measures what matters.
PARCC Support Center Opens for Test Season
The PARCC Support Center is open for school and district administrators and other educators with questions about live testing, infrastructure trials, PearsonAccess, registration, and other technology questions. Educators may contact the Support Center between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, at 888-493-9888, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a chat feature within PearsonAccess that is live during the same daily time period as the phone support line.