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Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) (Series of Sample Tests)

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Free Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) (Series of Sample Tests)

The mission of Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is to ensure all students are prepared for college and the workplace. The PARCC assessments are used to determine college readiness and career preparedness in kindergarten through grade twelve students. These assessments are used to help students and parent determine if they are on target in meeting their long-term goals and are used to assist teachers in developing curriculums in compliance with the Common Core State Standards.

At this time, there are thirteen states that participate in PARCC, and collectively, this amount is more than 12 million students in the kindergarten through grade twelve public schools. This collaboration among states is a good way to set academic standards and benchmarks in an effort to create a higher-quality assessment. PARCC is aligned to the Common Core State Standards because it sets clear, consistent guidelines at each grade level. There are many contributors to PARCC, those being education leaders nationwide, advisory boards, technical groups, steering committees, operational working groups, content leads, and postsecondary leadership teams. The assessments are computer based and are administered during the 2014 to 2015 school year. They are designed to measure performance in math, language arts, and literacy. The kindergarten through grade two assessments help track foundational knowledge of students through checklists, classroom activities, observations, and other protocols.

Free PARCC Practice Test Question Directory

  • PARCC Grade 3 ELA
  • PARCC Grade 4 ELA
  • PARCC Grade 5 ELA
  • PARCC Grade 6 ELA
  • PARCC Grade 7 ELA
  • PARCC Grade 8 ELA
  • PARCC Grade 9 ELA
  • PARCC Grade 3 Math
  • PARCC Grade 4 Math
  • PARCC Grade 5 Math
  • PARCC Grade 6 Math
  • PARCC Grade 7 Math
  • PARCC Grade 8 Math
  • PARCC High School Algebra 1


The PARCC English language arts and literacy assessment is built around a reading and writing component. The reading section is evaluated by text complexity, reading comprehension, and cited resources. These assessments are used to evaluate a student’s ability to draw conclusions, inferences, and generalizations. The writing segment of the assessment helps to evaluate a student’s ability to develop ideas, organize his or her writing, and grammar and language usage. PARCC math is effective in evaluating competencies in modeling, reasoning, and practices.


A further example of how the assessments are designed is by looking at the PARCC grades three through eight and high school assessments. The grades three through eight PARCC and high school PARCC assessments have four components to measure student achievement: two summative sections, which are performance based and are implemented after three-quarters of the school year. The assessments focus on writing and analyzing text. The third assessment is math performance based and measures the skills and knowledge of mathematical concepts, multistep programs, abstract reasoning, and use of tools. The last component of the assessment is distributed at the very end of the school year. This section focuses on reading comprehension and a deeper conceptual understanding of math.

There are three non-summative portions of the assessment, but only two are required. The non-summative portion may consist of a diagnostic assessment that is used to measure student knowledge and skills as they relate to professional development. A second kind of non-summative assessment is the midyear assessment, which is performance based and used to measure standards that are typically difficult to gather. Last, there is a speaking and listening assessment that could be used to measure a student’s ability to communicate and comprehend ideas.

At the present time, the median estimated cost to provide the PARCC is less than $30 a student per year. The initial start-up cost may be a little higher in that pencil-and-paper administration may be required before the technology is in place. Administration costs may be adjusted in the future as technology continues to evolve. The consortium of expertise and information that PARCC provides is an innovative and strategic way to develop students for the demands of the 21st generation.

  • Basic Algebra
  • Advanced Algebra
  • Averages and Rounding
  • Arithmetic
  • Commas
  • Estimation and Sequences
  • Exponents
  • Fractions and Square Roots
  • Geometry
  • Basic Grammar
  • Intermediate Grammar
  • Advanced Grammar
  • Graphs
  • Basic Math
  • Intermediate Math
  • Advanced Math
  • Measurement
  • Nouns
  • Percents and Ratios
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Basic Reading Comprehension
  • Reading for the Main Idea
  • Advanced Reading Comprehension
  • Reading Vocabulary
  • Sentence Correction
  • Sentence Flow
  • Usage Test 1
  • Usage Test 2
  • Usage Test 3
  • Verbs
  • Writing Section 1
  • Writing Section 2

Subtraction Action

Multiplication Stations

Hooverville Problems

Who Ordered the Mango Mash?

Blender Blunders

Let’s Get Some Order in Here!

Decimal Dilemma

There’s a Pattern Here

An Ancient Chinese Puzzle

Addition Mission

Adding Money

What do You Like to Read?

World Religions

Leaders of the World

States and Capitals 3

States and Capitals 2

States and Capitals 1

State Abbreviations 3

State Abbreviations 2

State Abbreviations 1

Map of the United States

Landform Chart

Know Your States


The World Around Us

I Can Dream

Relate to the Leader

The Story of Christmas

On the Phone

Conflict Corner

Reading Comprehension

The Presidents of the Country

Know Thy Neighbor

Guess My Name

About Washington

Cracking Labor Day

Double Puzzle on Labor Day

Great Samaritans

People and Their Instruments

Work and You

Tiger Trivia

You Make My Heart Throb

Types of Invertebrates

Classification of Plants

They are Almost Dead


Divide and Conquer

Unlocking Multiplication

Madame Pomreeda’s Powers

Don’t Bug Me

Stir It Up

Witch’s Brew

Casting a Spell

Vampire Maze

Longing for Division

The Enchanted Forest

Keys to the Door

Simple Fractions

Easter Math Problems

Yes or No

Do Your Duties

Search for Your Clothes

Caramel Carnations

Tombstone Toss-up

The Vampire’s Cats

Peanut Butter n’ Jelly Picnic

Ghostly Parts of Speech

Get a Clue

Caught in the Web

Punctuation Practice

The Haunted Castle

I Have a Dream

Proofread the Dream

Summer Cool


Erstwhile Letters

Exploring Venus

Integers Addition

Locating the Eiffel Tower

Locating the Taj Mahal

Natural Calamity: Earthquakes

Rhyming Words

Three Dimensions

Clear the Confusion

It Could Always Be Worse

Count to Ten

Anansi and the Visitor

Three Strong Women

Stone Soup

Frog’s Fiesta

Two of Everything

Country Mouse, City Mouse

The Magic Tortilla

Tante Odette

Woolly and the Cave Kids: True or False

Woolly and the Cave Kids: What a Week!

Woolly and the Cave Kids: Word Meanings

Woolly and the Cave Kids: Word Usage

Know Your Nouns – IV

Know Your Nouns – III

The Cave Kids: Riddle Time

The Cave Kids: Picture That

The Cave Kids: Word Meanings

The Cave Kids: Word Usage

Telescope Decoder

More Than One

Present and Past

Synonyms Match

Antonyms at the Art Gallery

Beasley and Homophones

Maestro’s Mix-up

Bothoven’s Message

Perfect Tense

It’s Easy!

What’s the Adjective?

Fun with Homophones

Summer Holidays are Fun!

Do the Opposite!

Jimble Jumble

Favorite Festival

Biosphere Mix-Up Fix-Up

Take a Hike

Who’s in the Ocean!

Mort’s Stomachache

Robot Buffet

Place Values

Pretty Smart, Mort

We Need More Power!

More Juice

Mega Power Surge

Power Up!

Will Somebody Get the Door?

It All Multiplies

Around The World

Multiply into 5!

Sweet Tooth

Know Thy Rugby

Do You Know Him? II

Do You Know Him?

Locate and Color

Continents and Oceans

America, America

States and Capitals

My Home Rules

Good Habits

Bad Habits

Easter Essay

Laugh Riot

Research Report 3 & 4

Essay Writing: My Summer Vacation

Book Report 3 & 4

A Special Memory

World’s Best Father!

Make Them Sound Good

Locked Out

Antonyms: Step-by-Step

Sound Alikes

Fast and Fearless: Reflections

Fast and Fearless: Similar or Opposite?

Fast and Fearless: Word Meanings

Fast and Fearless

Paint’s Vacation: Reflections

Paint’s Vacation: True or False

Paint’s Vacation: Word Meanings

Prefix Perfect

Meanings, Spellings, and Matching

Pilings Puzzler

Machu Picchu

Predicates, Please

Subject Surprises

Adverb Adventure

Caves of Cumae

Batty About Verbs

Noun Gems

Words of the Past

Temple of Plurals

Blasting Off With Verbs

Beautiful Fruits

Spelling Duel

Months of the Year

Order by Alphabet

Wheel of Words

All About Adjectives

Love Affection Adoration

Put the Words in Place

Reading for Mom

Planet Positions

Hot or Cold?

Life Cycle of a Plant

Arranged in Order

Earthly Features

Growing a Plant

Know What They Are!

Plant and Sun

Football Fun

Do You Carry The Ball?