Updated! PARCC assessments

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 8:10am

All middle school students will be assessed this winter and spring using PARCC. Keep reading to learn more information about testing dates, practice assessments and additional PARCC information.

The winter administration of PARCC will take place during the first three weeks of March as follows:

  • 6th grade: March 17-19
  • 7th grade: March 10-12
  • 8th grade: March 3-5


Need more information?  http://www.hcpss.org/academics/testing/parcc/.

Want to try the PARCC?  http:// parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/.


More information about PARCC is also below:

  • Middle school PARCC assesses areas:
    • English Language Arts (ELA) assessments
      • Grades 6-8
    • Mathematics assessments
      • ​Grades 6-8
      • Algebra I
      • Algebra II
    • Math Classes and Corresponding PARCC Assessments
      • The attached mappings list the student's math class and the corresponding assessment.
      • Math students taking Algebra I and Algebra II at the middle school level will be exempt from taking their grade level exams and will instead take PARCC Algebra I or PARCC Algebra II.
      • Since we are required to assess all 6-8 students, Geometry and Discrete Mathematics students at the middle school level are without an equivalent PARCC and will take their grade level PARCC exam. 
  • Assessment Windows
    • Performance Based Assessment (PBA): March 2-27
    • End of Year Assessment (EOY): April 20 - May 15
  • Scores
    • ​This is the first year of PARCC being an operational assessment. 
    • Analysis of the data for standard setting will take place over the 2015 summer and scores will be released in the winter of the 2015-16 school year. 
    • In future years, the scores will come back in a shorter timeline.

Note: PARCC offers other assessments that MSDE is not administering at this time. (Ex: Geometry)