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. 

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...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 41
Date created: 04/29/2015 - 21:21

English Language Arts Sample Items and Tasks

The PARCC sample items and tasks 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 the actual PARCC assessment online...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 44
Date created: 04/29/2015 - 20:53

Mathematics High Level Blueprints

PARCC's High Level Blueprint defines the total number of tasks and/or items for any given grade/course assessment, the item types, and the point values for each. The High Level Blueprint covers grades 3-8, Algebra I, Math I, Geometry, Math II, Algebra II, and Math III.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 125
Date created: 04/29/2015 - 19:41

English Language Arts/Literacy High Level Blueprints

PARCC's high level blueprints define the total number of tasks and/or items for any given grade/course assessment. To access the ELA/Literacy blueprints, select the desired grade band from the list below. Grades 3–5 Grades 6–11

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 167
Date created: 04/29/2015 - 19:33

Mathematics Model Content Framework for K-2

The PARCC Model Content Frameworks Mathematics: Kindergarten Through Grade 2 is designed to bridge standards to instruction and assessment by

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 181
Date created: 04/29/2015 - 12:09

Mathematics Informational Guides to the Summative Assessments

PARCC's Mathematics Test Specification Documents site includes a suite of resources that provide educators with detailed information about the development of mathematics assessment tasks and items. One set of resources are the Informational Guides to the Summative Assessments in Mathematics. These...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 277
Date created: 04/29/2015 - 09:24

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: 1,639
Date created: 04/28/2015 - 23:24

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: 128
Date created: 04/28/2015 - 17:23

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