The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assesses students in Grades 3-11. MC² PARCC materials are designed to give teachers practical strategies to prepare students for the types of tasks they will experience on the online assessment.
Preparing for Spring 2018 PARCC
PARCC Practice Test Item Packets
Use the MC² Thinking Protocol: Meaningful PARCC Test Prep with PARCC sample test items regularly (1-2 times per week). Refer to the MC2 PARCC Practice Test Item Packets below.
Check out the PARCC Spring 2017 resources including Training Sets with Scoring Rubrics at https://parcc-assessment.org/released-items/?fwp_subject_facet=mathematics.
In preparation for the Spring 2018 PARCC Assessment, MC² invites you to view free New Mexico Public Education Department Webinars regarding Sub-Claim C (expressing mathematical reasoning) and Sub-Claim D (modeling/application). The PARCC Claims Structure is not explicitly found in the CCSS-M as domains; however, it describes how PARCC is assessing the content and practice standards. You may view the pre-recorded webinars anytime at: http://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/bureaus/math-science/parcc/
Preparing for Spring 2017 PARCC
PARCC Math Assessment Technology Navigation Videos:
Following are MC² teacher information sessions on how to help students fluently utilize the technology tools associated with the PARCC assessment. The purpose of these grade-band online tutorials is to demonstrate with commentary how to navigate and use the tools available for the Computer-Based Assessments. Sample items in the tutorials are used to familiarize students and educators with the technology platform for taking the PARCC assessments.
Video Tutorial Handout Grades 3-5 Math Assessment Nav Tools Grades 6-7 Math Assessment Nav Tools Grade 8 Math Assessment Nav Tools High School Math Assessment Nav Tools (includes Gr. 8 & Alg. I)
Use the MC² Thinking Protocol: Meaningful PARCC Test Prep with electronic PARCC performance-type sample test items regularly (1-2 times per week) that are aligned with the class content. Refer to Sample PARCC Practice Test Item Grade Level Packets below.
Preparing for Spring 2015 PARCC
- Thinking Protocol & Thinking/Writing Prompts for Use with Sample PARCC Test Item Packets
- Model Content Frameworks
- PARCC Informational Guides
- PARCC Math PBA Practice Tests
- PARCC High Level Blueprints-Mathematics with Points
- Thinking Protocol and Thinking/Writing Prompts for Use with Sample PARCC Test Item Packets (These have been updated to include MP.4 & MP.6)
- Informational Guides to the Summative Assessments
- MC² Thinking Protocol and Prompts
- Claims Structure (ELC PPT)
- MC² Recommendations for Using PARCC Resources
Use the MC² Thinking Protocol for Meaningful PARCC Test Prep with Spanish grade-level items to support English Learners and anchor charts to support all students. Refer to the Spanish sample PARCC Test Item grade-level packets below.Have students reflect on strategies that support their learning and continue to practice these strategies.
Use the MC² Thinking Protocol for Meaningful PARCC Test Prep with electronic PARCC sample test items regularly (1-2 times per week) that are aligned with the class content. Refer to the sample PARCC practice test item grade-level packets below. Use student-initiated strategies for test practice.
Teachers and students brainstorm ideas for how to develop strategies for tackling hard problems.Purpose: Play with and get comfortable with online testing in a non-threatening environment. By brainstorming strategies, students gain a sense of empowerment and confidence that they have some control of the test.
Study task types within PARCC Informational Guides to the Summative Assessments below:
Use the MC² Thinking Protocol for Meaningful PARCC Test Prep with one test item a week that is aligned with the class content. Refer to sample PARCC EOY test item grade-level packets below. Use a Think/Pair/Share to model with mathematics and attend to precision (Math Practices 4 & 6).Teachers and students brainstorm ideas for how to develop strategies for tackling hard problems.
Claims Structures, Model Content Frameworks, Evidence Tables and Performance Level Descriptors for each grade level and discuss the implications for instruction. To guide your instruction, review the MC² Recommendations for Using PARCC Resources.
Use MC² Thinking Protocol for Meaning PARCC Test Prep with one test item (refer to grade level items below) a week that is aligned with content of class. Use a Think/Pair/Share to develop mathematical arguments to defend solutions (Math Practice 3). Keep a record of student strategies on a poster.
Purpose: Students become comfortable with various solution strategies and writing mathematical arguments.
Teachers take the practice EOY online practice test for their grade level. Discuss implications for instruction with colleagues. Collaborate with other teachers to develop (or choose from textbook) rich mathematics tasks that promote math practices. Plan daily learning experiences that include rich experiences that include rich mathematical tasks and students engaged in math practices.
Use MC² Thinking Protocol for Meaningful PARCC Test Prep with one test item (refer to grade level items below) a week that is aligned with content of class. Students use Math Practice 1 to practice making sense of the problem. Thinking protocol focuses on what the question is asking (rather than the solution).
Purpose: Become familiar with EOY item format and equation editor. Students become familiar with technology and learn strategies for making sense of problems.