Knowing What to Expect

Your Child’s PARCC Score: 5 Things To Remember by Peggy McLeod

Peggy McLeod, Deputy Vice President, Education and Workforce Development, for National Council of La Raza provides her perspective on what parents can expect from their child's PARCC score report. Download PDF >

New Video: Understanding the Score Report

Teachers walk through the score report step-by-step.  They let parents know what to expect and provide tips on how they can support their child. Watch the video >

Helping Your Child

Ready for the Test

The National PTA, in conjunction with Learning Heroes, has released the Family Playbook, featuring tips and practice tests to help parents work with their children ensure they are ready and confident for their tests. While there parents will also find dozens of resources to help their children grow and master important concepts. The Readiness Roadmap Toolkit has interactive guides for parents to get the most out of parent-teacher conferences, grade-by-grade expectations for learning, how to plan for their child's college years, and much more. Visit website >

Academic Tips and Guides

The Parent Toolkit was designed by NBC News Education Nation and Pearson to help parents and caregivers navigate their child’s holistic development and journey from pre-kindergarten through high school. It is designed to help track and support a child’s progress at each stage in academics, social & emotional development, and health & wellness. Visit website >

About the PARCC Test

PARCC Test Guide for Parents

PARCC Test Guide for Parents
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What's New for Year Two of PARCC

After the first year of testing last year, PARCC states listened to feedback from parents, teachers and school administrators and made changes to the 2016 test to address concerns, while still upholding high test quality.  See this infographic developed by the New Jersey Department of Education for more information about what's different about this year's test. Download PDF >

Teachers Talk PARCC

Videos of teachers from across the PARCC states talk about the tests and what to expect.   Visit website >