Presentation on theme: "What is the PARCC? PHILLIP CRISOSTOMO, PRINCIPAL ADRIAN CORA-WATERS, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL & SCHOOL TEST COORDINATOR SHAWN MARSHALL, TESTING ADMINISTRATOR."— Presentation transcript:
What is the PARCC? PHILLIP CRISOSTOMO, PRINCIPAL ADRIAN CORA-WATERS, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL & SCHOOL TEST COORDINATOR SHAWN MARSHALL, TESTING ADMINISTRATOR
What is the PARCC? PARCC stands for the Partnership for Assessment and Readiness for College and Career The PARCC is given to students in grades 3-11 in Language Arts and Mathematics There are two mandatory parts of the PARCC PBA – Performance Based-Assessment (March 2-27) EOY – End of Year Assessment (April 27-May 22) The PARCC is based off of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
Wait – What is the Common Core? The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a set of sequential benchmarks that identify what a child needs to have learned and be able to do by the end of each grade. The ultimate goal is for each student to graduate ready and able to move on to college or into a career. ~ Wayne Township Public Schools
Wait – What is the Common Core? Educators from 45 states worked together to create a uniform set of expectations for all students. The standards were developed by a partnership with the states, teachers, school administrators, education experts, parents, and business leaders from around the country. ~ Wayne Township Public Schools
Wait – What is the Common Core?
Why the PARCC instead of NJASK? Current assessments do not: Assess and identify whether a student is on track for success in college or the work force Accurately identify how students compare to students in the state, country and the rest of the world Produce timely feedback for educators and parents as a result of being a computer based assessment Test skills of critical thinking and problem solving ~ Wayne Township Public Schools
PARCC States Arkansas Arkansas Colorado Colorado District of Columbia District of Columbia Illinois Illinois Maryland Maryland Massachusetts Massachusetts Mississippi Mississippi New Jersey New Jersey New Mexico New Mexico New York New York Ohio Ohio Rhode Island Rhode Island
PARCC isn’t the only test… 17 states are using the Smarter Balanced test. Smarter Balanced is a different computer-based test that is also based on Common Core. California Connecticut Delaware Hawaii Idaho Maine Missouri Montana Nevada New Hampshire North Dakota Oregon South Dakota Vermont Washington West Virginia Wisconsin
How is GE preparing? MAP Testing (September, December, February) Tutoring Classroom Tutoring Homework Club Typing Club PARCC Practice Testing Special Needs Students – Paper & Pencil Test
PARCC Testing Times
How does PARCC impact GE? Individual Student Achievement Does not affect grade level Do not consider scores for retention Will use to target assistance for students
How does PARCC impact GE? Teacher/Administrator Evaluation Teachers & Administrators are evaluated on their Student Growth Percentile (SGP) SGPs monitor how much students grow compared to other students with similar scores For the school year, 10% of the teacher evaluation (4 th /5 th only) will be based on SGPs from PARCC A portion of the Administrator Evaluation score is based on SGP
How does PARCC impact GE? School/District Achievement The SY assessment will provide baseline Progress Targets. We will not be compared to last year’s Progress Targets. Our SGPs will be compared from last year to this year (4 th /5 th only). We will be compared only to other New Jersey schools.
What’s next…. Questions about the PARCC Language Arts Practice Test Mathematics Practice Test