Message to Parents about PARCC Field Test

 Posted by on February 28, 2014
Feb 282014
 

Quincy Public Schools will be participating in the PARCC Field Tests this Spring in twelve (12) schools that were randomly selected.  Classrooms of students in grades 3 – 11 at PARCC Field Test schools were also randomly selected to participate.

PARCC is a new student assessment system designed to assess the Common Core Standards in a comprehensive way through computerized and paper and pencil tests.  Two different PARCC Field Tests are scheduled: the PARCC Performance Based Assessment and the PARCC End-of-Year Assessment. The PARCC Field Tests are being administered so that the test designers can review the quality of the items.  The Spring 2014 Field Tests will provide Quincy students and educators with the opportunity to experience the new features built into next-generation assessments.

Students selected to participate in the PARCC Field Test will still be required to take the MCAS test.  These students, their school and their parents/guardians will receive MCAS results.   No PARCC test results will be made available.

Schools participating in the PARCC Performance Based Assessment during March 24 to April 11, 2014 include:

    School

Grade/ Course

Subject

Classes per grade

Clifford H Marshall Elementary

4

Math

2

Francis W Parker

5

ELA

2

Montclair

3

ELA

2

Atlantic Middle

6

ELA

2

Broad Meadows Middle

7

Math

2

Central Middle

6

ELA

2

Central Middle

7

ELA

2

Point Webster Middle

5

Math

2

Reay E Sterling Middle

7

ELA

2

North Quincy High

Algebra II

Math

2

 

Parents of students in classes randomly selected to participate in the PARCC Performance Based Assessment will receive a letter in the mail by March 8, 2014 providing dates of test administration.

Schools participating in the PARCC End-of-Year Assessment during May 5 to June 6, 2014 include:

    School

Grade/ Course

Subject

Classes per grade

Atherton Hough

5

Math

2

Lincoln-Hancock Community School

4

ELA

2

Atlantic Middle

6

ELA

2

Broad Meadows Middle

7

Math

2

Point Webster Middle

6

Math

2

North Quincy High

10

ELA

2

Quincy High

Algebra I

Math

2

Quincy High

11

ELA

4

 

Parents of students in classes randomly selected to participate in the PARCC End-of-Year Assessment will receive a letter in the mail in April providing dates of test administration.

Resources about the PARCC and next generation assessments are available on the website:

http://www.doe.mass.edu/parcc/