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1 PARTNERSHIP FOR ASSESSMENT OF READINESS FOR COLLEGE AND CAREERS A Stroll Through the PARCC A Closer Look at Grades 3-5

2 A Stroll Through the PARCC Testing Dates and Tasks Grades 3-11 March  ELA has three Performance-Based Assessments (PBA)

3 A Stroll Through the PARCC ELA PBA Narrative Task (NWT) Literary Analysis Task (LAT) Research Simulation Task (RST)

4 A Stroll Through the PARCC Narrative Writing Task (NWT)  Students read one story Multiple Choice questions: tests/english/

5 A Stroll Through the PARCC Sample Writing Task: NWT (Grade 3) From “A Once in a Lifetime Experience” by Sandra Beswetherick This story tells about Derrick’s first camping trip. Write Derrick’s journal entry about this camping trip. Include information about how the character responded to the events in the story as you write the journal entry.

6 A Stroll Through the PARCC Sample Writing Task: NWT (Grade 4) From “Those Wacky Shoes” by Julie Parker Amery In “Those Wacky Shoes,” a girl has to outsmart a pair of shoes. Think about the details the author uses to create the characters, settings, and events. Imagine that you, like the girl in the story, find a pair of wacky shoes that won’t come off. Write a story about how you find the pair of shoes and what happens to you when you are wearing them. Use what you have learned about the wacky shoes when writing your story.

7 A Stroll Through the PARCC Sample Writing Task: NWT (Grade 5) From “The Growin’ of Paul Bunyan” by William J. Brooke You have read a passage from “The Growin’ of Paul Bunyan.” Think about how the story would be different if it were told from Johnny’s point of view. Write the story from the point of view of Johnny.

8 A Stroll Through the PARCC Literary Analysis Task (LAT)  Always two works of fiction Multiple Choice questions: tests/english/

9 A Stroll Through the PARCC Sample Writing Task: LAT (Grade 3) You have read “Johnny Chuck Finds the Best Thing in the World” and “Me First.” Old Mother West Wind and the Sandwitch both try to teach important lessons to characters in the stories. Write an essay that explains how Old Mother West Wind’s and the Sandwitch’s words and actions are important to the plots of the stories. Use what you learned about the characters to support your essay.

10 A Stroll Through the PARCC Sample Writing Task: LAT (Grade 4) You have read the passage “Just Like Home” and the poem “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me.” Identify a theme in each text. Write an essay that explains how the theme of the story is shown through the characters and how the theme of the poem is shown through the speaker. Include specific details from the story and poem to support your essay.

11 A Stroll Through the PARCC Sample Writing Task: LAT (Grade 5) The stories titled Ida B and Moon Over Manifest both include events that did not happen exactly how the narrators expected them to happen. Write an essay describing how each narrator’s point of view influenced how these events are described. Be sure to use details from both stories.

12 A Stroll Through the PARCC Research Simulation (RST)  At least two non-fiction tasks possibly a third or a video Multiple Choice questions: tests/english/

13 A Stroll Through the PARCC Sample Writing Task: RST (Grade 4) You have read a passage from “The Wild Horses of Assateague Island,” “Wild Ponies of Chincoteague, “ and “ In Thunder and Rain, Chincoteague Ponies Make the Annual Swim.” Think about the illustrations from the passages and how they help the reader learn more about the ponies. Write an essay explaining what can be learned from the illustrations about the lives of ponies described in the passages. Include details from all three sources.

14 A Stroll Through the PARCC Sample Writing Task: RST (Grade 5) You have read three articles about penguin rescue efforts after an oil spill. Write an essay explaining the similarities and differences in each article’s point of view about penguin rescue efforts after an oil spill. Support your essay with information from all three sources.

15 A Stroll Through the PARCC Technology Features

16 Resources Example Grade 11 ELA Example grade 4 math item with explanation from "what's new this week. Example grade 4 math item with explanation from "what's new this week. PTA Parent guides What's different overview What's different between the NJASK and PARCC…elementary school What's different between the NJASK and PARCC…elementary school What's different between the NJASK and PARCC…middle school (126 Brass (This was not asked but 42 Percussion)) What's different between the NJASK and PARCC…middle school (126 Brass (This was not asked but 42 Percussion)) online practice tests answer keys


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