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About the Illinois PARCC Assessment

What is the Illinois PARCC Assessment?


The PARCC Assessment (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) is the newly developed standardized testing administered in 13 states and Washington DC.  The PARCC is specifically designed around the Common Core State Standards and focuses on Mathematics and Language Arts / Literacy.


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About the PARCC

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments that measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and their careers. These high quality, computer-based K–12 assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy give teachers, schools, students, and parents better information whether students are on track in their learning and for success after high school, and tools to help teachers customize learning to meet student needs.

The PARCC tests are high quality, computer-based K–12 assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy). They are carefully crafted to give teachers, schools, students, and parents better and more useful information on how we’re preparing our kids for their futures. The PARCC assessments will be ready for states to administer during the 2014-15 school year.

Participating states include:

  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Washington, District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Mississippi
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Rhode Island



Illinois Commitment to Higher Standards

Illinois has been active in the American Diploma Project Network since 2008, aligning its standards and assessments with expectations of postsecondary education and employers. The state adopted the Common Core State Standards in June 2010, and became a Governing State in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers in the spring of 2010. Leaders from Illinois’ K-12 and higher education communities were engaged in the development of PARCC’s proposal for common, next-generation assessments.

Postsecondary Commitment to College and Career Readiness

The PARCC assessment measures real world skills that colleges value, like critical thinking and problem solving. That’s why all of Illinois' public two- and four-year colleges and universities have committed to participate in PARCC. They helped develop the assessments to ensure that it measures college readiness.

Illinois' college and universities will use those assessments as one of the indicators of a student’s readiness for entry-level, credit-bearing college courses – and because these institutions educate every freshman entering public colleges and universities in Illinois, we’re ensuring that our students succeed.
 


 
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