Mathematics Sample Items

The sample items and tasks that PARCC provides represent the current state of PARCC item development and provide users a snapshot of what the assessments will look like. The samples are presented as PDFs and do not appear exactly in the form they will take when included on actual PARCC assessment online delivery platform. However, they are helpful documents because each sample item is has annotations to support the user in gaining a deeper understanding of PARCC and the CCSS.

To access the mathematics sample items and tasks, select the desired grade from the list below. Note that each page contains description and further links to the PDFs of the sample items and tasks.

To try out sample items on the technology platform that students will use when taking the computer-based PARCC tests, visit PARCC's Sample Items webpage.