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. 

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:

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 1,505
Date created: 04/28/2015 - 23:24

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: 1,011
Date created: 04/28/2015 - 22:55

English Language Arts Performance Task Models

PARCC's ELA/Literacy site includes a variety of resources that are designed to provide educators with information about the PARCC assessment system. The ELA/Literacy Task Model documents included on this site provide guidance on the development of performance-based tasks.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 120
Date created: 04/28/2015 - 17:23

Passage Selection Guidelines for the PARCC Summative Assessments, Grades 3-11, in ELA/Literacy

PARCC's ELA Test Specifications Documents site includes a resource that is designed to guide educators in making passage selections in support of the CCSS and PARCC summative assessments. These Passage Selection Guidelines detail the how the following five considerations are used to determine...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 194
Date created: 04/28/2015 - 17:05

Mathematics Performance Level Descriptors

PARCC's Mathematics Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs) describe performance expectations for the four assessment sub-claims: major content additional and supporting content reasoning modeling What differentiates current PLDs from those in the past is that current PLDs were developed in...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 1,693
Date created: 04/26/2015 - 22:33

English Language Arts Performance Level Descriptors

PARCC's English Language Arts/Literacy Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs) describe performance expectations for the reading and writing claims. What differentiates current PLDs from those in the past is that current PLDs were developed with the recognition that text complexity is related to the...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 1,110
Date created: 04/26/2015 - 22:22

Mathematics Evidence Statements

PARCC has made available a series of Mathematics Test Specifications Documents. These resources include a set of Evidence Statements that describe the knowledge and skills that are assessed by items and tasks, and are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. These documents are organized...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 871
Date created: 04/26/2015 - 22:02

English Language Arts Evidence Statements

PARCC has made available a series of ELA Test Specifications Documents, for Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-11. These resources include a set of Evidence Statements that

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 3,911
Date created: 04/26/2015 - 21:42

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