Preparing for PARCC - Eden Central Schools

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Susan Schnaufer
PARCC Consortium
 “New York is a governing state in the Partnership for the Assessment of
Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC or Partnership), which will
develop a K-12 assessment system aligned to the Common Core State
Standards in English language arts and mathematics. These assessments
will help states which have joined the Partnership – including New York –
to dramatically increase the number of students who graduate high
school ready for college and careers.” 2014-15 estimated to begin
assessments  A performance-based assessment (PBA) component, administered after
approximately 75% of the school year, and
 An end of year assessment (EOY) component, administered after
approximately 90% of the school year.
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(http://usny.nysed.gov/rttt/standards-assessments/parcc.html)
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http://www.parcconline.org/
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http://www.parcconline.org/samples/item-task-prototypes
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It is important to learn and use the
vocabulary (technology based) that will be on
the exam.
 Drag and drop
 Highlight/select
 Click
 Submit
 Can you think of any others?
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Keyboarding skills/mouse control
Composing at the keyboard
Switching between windows/having more
than 1 window open at a time
On-screen reading
Research/giving credit
Online math problems
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Many online questions
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Critical reading
Short reading passages
Grammar
Math
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Multiple Choice
Constructed Response
Fill-in the blank
Primary through high school
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www.castlelearning.com
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Online math problems
Pre-K through High school
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www.ixl.com/signin/eden
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Online books
 Tracking words on screen
 Comprehension questions
 Reading levels = Pre-K-5
 www.Raz-Kids.com
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Web page + Word document
 Questions on Word document (downloaded from my
web page)
 Reading selection on web site
 Students select text on web page and drag to answer
area on Word Document (to simulate window on
exam).
 http://www.parcconline.org/samples/english-
language-artsliteracy/grade-6-tecr-narrative-writingtask
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I have not tried this with the students yet – just a
prototype
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Create a PowerPoint slide
Insert a picture of a number line
Insert a circle shape with a fraction grouped with it
Students can drag the fraction to the proper place on the
number line
 http://www.parcconline.org/samples/mathematics/grade
-3-mathematics-number-line
 http://www.ccsstoolbox.com/parcc/PARCCPrototype_ma
in.html
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Online document creation – no need to print
Online questions/tests
Present information on-line
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www.mybigcampus.com
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Typing
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Type to Learn 4
Word documents
PowerPoint projects
TypingWeb.com
Research
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Gathering information from websites and databases
Working with images
Learning how to give credit (use www.easybib.com)
BrainPop
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