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What is the New York Common Core?

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



New York Commitment to Higher Standards

The New York State Board of Regents adopted the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy in July 2010. In January 2011, the Board of Regents approved the recommended additions to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts/Literacy and mathematics, plus a new set of Prekindergarten standards. In August 2010, New York became one of twelve states to win the Race to the Top competition. The state joined the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers as a Governing State in the spring of 2010 and actively helped shape PARCC’s proposal for a common, next-generation assessment system.

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 New York’s 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.

New York’s 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 New York, we’re ensuring that our students succeed.


 
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