Resource Library

The Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) reviews a variety of resources, ranging from guidance documents, research papers, and policy briefs to tools and websites aimed at supporting state and local education agency leadership in making decisions about their standards, assessment programs, and accountability systems. Reviewed resources are added monthly. 

PARCC Pearson Portal

This site contains the resources needed for Test Coordinators, Technology Coordinators, and Test Administrators to prepare for and administer PARCC English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics Assessments. Resources include technology setup information, manuals and training documents, sample...

Number of views: 1,023
Date created: 08/17/2017 - 10:19

Released Items

States in the PARCC consortium have released some test items from past PARCC assessments to give teachers a tool to inform and improve classroom teaching and learning.  The catalog of materials that appear on this page includes scoring rubrics and guides to the scoring, as well as released item...

Number of views: 380
Date created: 08/17/2017 - 10:10

Understanding Proficiency

Understanding Proficiency is a resource designed to support educators in analyzing and learning from student work on performance tasks in English language arts and math. The site features actual scored student responses to the Smarter Balanced performance tasks, with annotations from practicing...

Number of views: 257
Date created: 01/14/2016 - 14:54

Materials for Teachers

This website includes standard-aligned units, lessons, resources, tools for use in the formative assessment process, and "Dream Team" instructional guides for a range of subject areas and grade levels. Most of the materials in math and ELA are from outside sources but have been rated by Connecticut...

Number of views: 129
Date created: 07/28/2015 - 11:55

EQuIP Rubric for Lessons & Units: Science

The Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) Rubric for science supports educators conducting in-depth evaluations of the quality of lessons and units that appear in published materials or are educator-created. The EQuIP Rubric for science extends the work of previous...

Number of views: 289
Date created: 06/04/2015 - 14:06

English Language Arts/Literacy Practice Tests

Practice tests for English Language Arts/Literacy portion of the PARCC assessment are available for students to familiarize themselves with the kinds of items and format used for the assessment. The practice tests include both the Performance-Based and End-of-Year components of the ELA/Literacy...

Number of views: 1,067
Date created: 04/29/2015 - 21:07

Text Analysis Worksheets

PARCC's ELA/Literacy site contains a suite of resources that provide educators with detailed information about the development of ELA/literacy assessment tasks, passages, and items. One set of resources on the site are the Text Analysis Worksheets. These tools are a complementary resource to the...

Number of views: 1,111
Date created: 04/28/2015 - 22:55

Mathematics Sample Questions

The Math sample questions are designed to support educators implementing the CCSS and prepare for assessments. The sample items can be used to support instructional planning as they provide educators with examples of the depth of understanding that will be measured by the Smarter Balanced...

Number of views: 32
Date created: 03/31/2015 - 10:17

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