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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

Alphabet Coloring – Letter Coloring Worksheet Preschool – 3

Alphabet Coloring – Letter Coloring Worksheet Preschool – 4

1 More 1 Less Worksheet Kindergarten

1 More 1 Less Worksheet Kindergarten – 2

Adding and Subtracting Tens Worksheet 1st Grade – 2

Adding and Subtracting Tens Worksheet 1st Grade

10 More Worksheet 1st Grade

10 Less Worksheet 1st Grade

Subtracting Tens Worksheet 1st Grade

“What Comes Between?” Worksheet Kindergarten – 6

Making 10 Worksheet 1st Grade

Making 9 Worksheet 1st Grade

Making 8 Worksheet 1st Grade

Making 7 Worksheet 1st Grade

Making 10 Worksheet 1st Grade – 2

Making 4 Worksheet 1st Grade

Making 5 Worksheet 1st Grade

Shapes Worksheet Two Preschool

3 Digit Addition with Carry-Over Worksheet Five 1st Grade

10 More 10 Less & 1 More 1 Less Worksheet Four 1st Grade

Part Part Whole 1st Grade – 2

Part Part Whole 1st Grade

Missing Addend 1st Grade

Addition Word Problems 1st Grade – 7

Addition Word Problems 1st Grade – 6

3 Digit Subtraction with Borrowing Worksheet Four 1st Grade

Subtraction Word Problems 1st Grade

Addition Word Problems 1st Grade – 5

2 Digit Addition Worksheets Four 1st Grade – 2

Addition Word Problems 1st Grade – 4

Addition Word Problems 1st Grade – 3

Addition Word Problems 1st Grade – 2

Addition Word Problems 1st Grade

Square Root Worksheet 2- 6th Grade

Square Root Worksheet 3- 6th Grade

Square Root Worksheet 4- 6th Grade

2 Digit Subtraction with Borrowing Worksheet Four 1st Grade – 2

Square Root– 1-30 Worksheets 5th Grade

2 Digit Addition Worksheet Three 1st Grade

Square Root– 1-20 Worksheets 5th Grade – 2

Square Root– 1-20 Worksheets 5th Grade

Square Root– 1-30 Worksheets 5th Grade-2

Square Root– 1-30 Worksheets 5th Grade 3

Counting Worksheets Kindergarten

Count and Match – Numbers 1-10 Kindergarten

Draw Hands on the Clock Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Draw Hands on the Clock Worksheet Kindergarten

Numbers in Words Matching Worksheet Kindergarten 4

Longest and Shortest Comparison Worksheet – Two Kindergarten 2

Longest and Shortest Comparison Worksheet – Two Kindergarten

Numbers in Words Matching Worksheet Kindergarten 3

Doubles Addition Picture Worksheet – Two Kindergarten

Doubles Plus One Picture Worksheet-Two Kindergarten

Counting Worksheet Preschool

Picture Addition Worksheet 1st Grade

Picture Subtraction Worksheet Two- 1st Grade

One More One Less Worksheet 1st Grade

Big Bigger Biggest Worksheet – One Kindergarten

Big Bigger Biggest Worksheet – Two Kindergarten

Count and Graph Picture Worksheet – Two Kindergarten 2

Count and Graph Picture Worksheet – Two Kindergarten

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 22

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 21

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 20

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 19

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 18

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 16

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 15

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 14

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 13

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 12

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 11

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 10

Doubles Plus One Worksheet 1st Grade- 2

Add and Multiply Worksheet 2nd Grade- 10

Add and Multiply Worksheet 2nd Grade- 9

Add and Multiply Worksheet 2nd Grade- 8

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 9

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 8

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 7

Greatest Number Worksheet Kindergarten

Smallest Number Worksheet Kindergarten

Number Patterns Worksheet 1st Grade- 6

Number Patterns Worksheet 1st Grade- 5

Number Patterns Worksheet 1st Grade- 4

Number Patterns Worksheet 1st Grade- 3

Number Patterns Worksheet 1st Grade- 2

Number Patterns Worksheet 1st Grade

Shapes Pattern Recognition Worksheet Preschool 3

Shapes Pattern Recognition Worksheet Preschool 2

Timed Addition Drill Worksheet Three – First Grade

Timed Addition Drill Worksheet Two – First Grade

Missing Operator Add or Subtract Worksheet First Grade- 2

Basic Addition Facts Two First Grade

Basic Addition Facts One First Grade

Basic Addition Facts 1st Grade- 3

Basic Addition Facts 1st Grade- 2

Shapes Pattern Recognition Worksheet Preschool

2 Digit Subtraction Worksheet Four – 1st Grade

Shapes Tracing Worksheet Six – Preschool

Even & Odd Worksheet 1st Grade

Size Comparison Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Size Comparison Worksheet Kindergarten

Comparing Numbers Worksheet 1st Grade

Greater Number Worksheet 1st Grade

Shapes Tracing Worksheet Preschool 7

Square Root Clock Worksheet 6th Grade

3 Digit Subtraction Worksheet Three – First Grade

4 Digit Subtraction Worksheet Three – First Grade

Hundred Chart Kindergarten

Tally Marks Numbers in Words Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Tally Marks Numbers in Words Worksheet Kindergarten

Numbers 1-10 Shapes Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Numbers 1-10 Shapes Worksheet Kindergarten

Doubles Plus One Worksheet First Grade 4

Doubles Plus One Worksheet First Grade 3

Doubles Plus One Worksheet First Grade 2

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 6

Addition and Subtraction Worksheet 1st Grade

Coloring Fractions Worksheet – Two 2nd Grade-7

Coloring Fractions Worksheet – Two 2nd Grade-6

Coloring Fractions Worksheet – Two 2nd Grade-5

Coloring Fractions Worksheet – Two 2nd Grade-4

Coloring Fractions Worksheet – Two 2nd Grade-3

Coloring Fractions Worksheet – Two 2nd Grade-2

Coloring Fractions Worksheet – Three 2nd Grade

Division Worksheet 5th Grade

Division Worksheet – Three-5th Grade

Division Worksheet – Six- 5th Grade

Coloring Fractions Worksheet – Two 2nd Grade

Square Root Worksheet 6th Grade

Numbers in Words Tally Marks Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Numbers in Words Tally Marks Worksheet Kindergarten

Dot to Dot Watermelon Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot Butterfly Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot Balloon Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot Owl Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 17

Dot to Dot Turtle Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot Swan Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot Octopus Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot Fish Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Doubles Plus One Worksheet 1st Grade

Dot to Dot Snail Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot Ladybug Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot Bee Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot Giraffe Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot Tree Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot Boot Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot House Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot Duck Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot Rocket Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Basic Addition Facts – Ten Worksheets 1st Grade 2

Dot to Dot Owl Numbers Worksheet Kindergarten

Dot to Dot Duck Numbers Worksheet Kindergarten

Dot to Dot Swan Numbers Worksheet Kindergarten

Dot to Dot Octopus Numbers Worksheet Kindergarten

Dot to Dot Butterfly Numbers Worksheet Kindergarten

Dot to Dot Car Numbers Worksheet Kindergarten

Adding One Worksheet 1st Grade

Dot to Dot Ladybug Numbers Worksheet Kindergarten

Dot to Dot Bee Numbers Worksheet Kindergarten

Dot to Dot Snail Numbers Worksheet Kindergarten

Adding Zero Worksheet 1st Grade

Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet Kindergarten

Dot to Dot Numbers Worksheet Kindergarten

Beginner Maze Worksheet Preschool 5

Beginner Maze Worksheet Preschool 8

Beginner Maze Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Beginner Maze Worksheet Kindergarten 6

Opposites Worksheet Preschool

Basic Addition Facts Worksheet 1st Grade

Pattern Recognition Worksheet Kindergarten

Connect the Other Half Shapes Worksheet Kindergarten

What Comes Next Patterns Worksheet Kindergarten 3

What Comes Next Patterns Worksheet Kindergarten 2

What Comes Next Patterns Worksheet Kindergarten

Draw the Other Half Shapes Worksheet Kindergarten

Draw the Other Half House Worksheet Kindergarten

Draw the Other Half Sun Worksheet Kindergarten

Adding Zero Worksheet 2 1st Grade

Draw the Other Half Emoji Face Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Draw the Other Half Emoji Face Worksheet Kindergarten

Draw the Other Half Car Worksheet Kindergarten

Draw the Other Half Worksheet Kindergarten

Draw the Other Half Butterfly Worksheet Kindergarten

Draw the Other Half Bee Worksheet Kindergarten

Draw the Other Half Rocket Worksheet Kindergarten

Draw the Other Half Owl Worksheet Kindergarten

Draw the Other Half Flower Worksheet Kindergarten

Draw the Other Half Spider Worksheet Kindergarten

Draw the Other Half Ladybug Worksheet Kindergarten

Dot to Dot Polygon Worksheet Kindergarten 3

Dot to Dot Polygon Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Dot to Dot Polygon Worksheet Kindergarten

Basic Addition Facts – Ten Worksheets 1st Grade