PARCC in Massachusetts

One teacher's attempt to connect with other educators across Massachusetts and beyond and provide relevant, up-to-date, and sometime helpful information on next generation assessments, common core state standards implementation, and college and career ready initiatives

PARCC Assessment System and Math, Part 3

In Part 1 on the PARCC assessment system I tried to provide an overview of the design principles and the general architecture of the assessment system, and in Part 2 I attempted to … Continue reading

July 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

PARCC Assessment System and ELA, Part 2

In Part 1 on the PARCC assessment system I tried to walk through, though somewhat briefly, a general sense of the design principles and the general architecture of the assessment system. … Continue reading

July 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

PARCC Assessment System, part I

In the morning session Educator Leader Cadre (ELC) members were given an overview of the PARCC assessment system with some of the already released information, but also some new pieces … Continue reading

July 25, 2012 · 3 Comments

What are the PARCC Model Content Frameworks? How are people using them?

What are the PARCC Model Content Frameworks? The PARCC Model Content Frameworks were developed through a state-led process that included mathematics and ELA/literacy content experts in PARCC member states and … Continue reading

July 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

State-to-State Collaboration on the Docket

Festivities start tomorrow (I managed a quick foot tour of Chicago), but we do have an agenda and the general outline of what is to come over the next two … Continue reading

July 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

Initial Meeting of Educator Leader Cadres

In the coming week (July 24-26), cadres of teachers from a variety of states will meet in Chicago to develop expertise on the Common Core State Standards and direct implementation … Continue reading

July 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

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The opinion expressed within each post is my own and is not a reflection of the Massachusetts' Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, PARCC, or any other body.