Students will be taking the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments this year. The two week time window for testing in all three buildings will be Monday Feburary 23rd through Friday March 6th. Please have students in attendance for these two weeks as tests are given on different days and schedules, but the two week window is the timeframe established by the State for administering all the exams. Tests differ in length, but many are 60-90 minutes. Students will be given specific directions at each building regarding specific tests and dates, but please mark these two weeks on your calendars now - start the day with a good breakfast and a good night's sleep, to be prepared to do your best!
Here are a couple of places to look for PRACTICE tests for the PARCC assessments!
Science/Social Studies http://oh.portal.airast.org/ocba/resources/
English Language Arts (ELA)/Math http://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/
If you would like some practice on the "skills" required for the PARCC, here are several good sites to use - this year we are doing paper/pencil, but the test will become "online", so use the ones that apply for paper/pencil skills this year, but get a good start on becoming "tech proficient" by trying some of the other sites as well!