PARTNERSHIP FOR ASSESSMENT OF READINESS FOR COLLEGE AND CAREERS
The PARCC assessment system is an annual year-end test in English language arts/literacy, and mathematics in grades 3-8 and high school.
This serves as an "educational GPS system," assessing students' current performance, and pointing the way to what students need to learn to be ready for the next grade level and, by high school graduation, for college and/or a career.
The PARCC assessments are designed to give schools and teachers more information to improve instruction. Moreover, PARCC is designed to let parents know how their child is progressing academically. This more detailed information can lead to strong engagement between parents and teachers.