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 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: 127
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: 168
Date created: 04/29/2015 - 19:33

Evidence-Centered Design: A Summary

In this brief, Herman and Linn define evidence-centered design (ECD) and its relationship to PARCC and Smarter Balanced consortia assessments. ECD is a principled approach with interrelated stages for assessment development and validation. The main purpose for ECD is to support a close...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 76
Date created: 04/29/2015 - 14:33

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: 188
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: 285
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: 1,678
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: 1,071
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: 131
Date created: 04/28/2015 - 17:23

Pages