In spring 2015, District of Columbia students took the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Career, or PARCC, assessments for the first time. The new assessment, which replaced the DC CAS annual assessment, is more rigorous and designed to measure students’ readiness for college and career.
OSSE released DC-wide and school-level results on Oct. 27 for high school assessments (see results here), and will release results for grades 3-8 in November. Individual students’ results will be sent home in December. For the 2015-16 school year, results will be released in summer 2016.
Parents, educators, and local educational agencies (LEAs) can find resources to support the release of PARCC results below. Check back for updates.
DC PARCC Score Report Video: This video for families explains DC’s new assessment for English Language Arts and mathematics, PARCC, and walks through each element of the PARCC student score reports for the 2015 test results. Video script also available in Spanish.
Released Test Items and Professional Development Tools: To give educators a powerful tool for classroom teaching and learning, the PARCC states released test items used during the spring 2015 PARCC assessment. The PARCC Partnership Resource Center library includes 850 assessment items, scoring rubrics, and sample scored and annotated student responses in both English language arts/literacy and mathematics for grade 3 through high school. In addition to the released items, the PARCC Partnership Resource Center features professional learning tools and other resources to support educators and families.
Tutorials, Practice tests, and Sample Items: Prior to the spring 2015 administration, resources were developed to allow students, families and educators to experience the computer-based format, item types, and technology features on the PARCC Practice site: Tutorials; Practice Tests; Sample Items