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April 29, 2015

ELPA21 Field Test Infographic

The ELPA21 Field Test wrapped up last month, and the ELPA21 team is beginning to evaluate the results in preparation for the first operational administration in the 2015-2016 school year. The infographic provides a roadmap for users to learn what's ahead for the ELPA21 Field Test and Platform and System Trial so that they can be sure to stay on track.

April 28, 2015

PARCC Online Professional Learning Modules

PARCC is developing a series of online professional learning modules to help school and district educators understand the PARCC Assessment System. Currently, there are two training modules which focus on an overview on the PARCC Common Assessments and the PARCC Accessibility System. Future professional online learning module topics include: Introductions to the PARCC K-2 Formative Tasks, PARCC Diagnostic Assessment, and the PARCC Speaking and Listening Assessment.

April 17, 2015

New Report Finds Majority of Teachers Giving PARCC Assessments High Marks

Teach Plus, a non-profit organization working to keep effective teachers in urban classrooms, recently released a study that surveyed over 1000 teachers in several states on their evaluation of the PARCC assessment sample questions. The majority of teachers surveyed thought that the PARCC assessments were better than the tests that their states used to have. To read the study, visit Teach Plus.