PARCC Assessments

PARCC ASSESSMENT RESOURCES 

FOR PARENTS

Explore materials prepared by Maryland State Department of Education specifically designed to inform parents about PARCC assessments. See videos, read bulletins, attend webinars and event take tutorials and practice tests.  You can do all this and more by visiting MSDE’s Prepare for PARCC webpage

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FOR STUDENTS

LEARNING ABOUT PARCC ASSESSMENTS

  1. LEARN ABOUT PARCC TESTING TOOLS:  All students should familiarize themselves with how to navigate the TestNav 8 computer-based environment utilized to give the PARCC assessments.  When you go to the link below, scroll down to the tab View TestNav 8 Tutorial. Learn how to advance, go back, use the tool bar, highlight text, flag items for later review, and use embedded supports and accommodations.

    TESTNAV 8 TUTORIAL

  2. Now apply what you have learned using a couple of the short tutorials. When you go to the link below, scroll down to the tab Online Student Tutorials. Try at least one math, one ELA, and one text to speech tutorial.  Be sure to play with all the tools.

    PARCC | Tutorials

     

  3. For longer practice opportunities, try these sample questions:

    PARCC | Sample Items

     

  4. Take practice tests in your English and Math classes to assure you are ready on test day:

PARCC | Practice Tests