Prose Constructed Response Tasks and Generic Writing Rubrics

PARCC has made available a series of resources that provide support with understanding:

  • scoring of assessment tasks
  • use of score criteria to support CCSS-aligned instruction

The resources include the following documents:

  • Guidance Document on Prose Constructed Response Tasks 
    Offers information on scoring of prose constructed response (PCR) tasks and suggestions on potential uses of PARCC rubrics to support classroom instruction
  • ELA/Literacy Scoring Rubrics (Revised 2015)
    Detail grade-specific PCR score criteria and work expectations for three types of PCR tasks: research simulation (RST), literary analysis (LAT), and narrative (NT)
  • Writing Forms for PCR Items
    Overview of the variety of writing forms that may be used to measure student writing as part of the PARCC summative assessment PCR tasks