About The PARCC Test

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states that brought teachers, administrators and experts together to develop tests to measure how well students understand and are able to apply the skills and knowledge required by the new standards. The PARCC tests are given annually in math and English language arts in grades 3-8 and are structured to be taken online for a more interactive test experience, but can also be taken with pencil and paper. The tests also are designed to provide educators with a deeper understanding of how students learn.

The GreatKids State Test Guide for Parents

The GreatKids State Test Guide for Parents explains the skills and content in all the math and English language arts categories. For instance, the guide shows you the types of skills that need to be mastered in each area of the 5th grade math score. You can also take a ‘deeper dive’ to better understand how you can help your child.

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A Family Guide to Success: PARCC

What do my child’s scores mean and how will they be used? What does the PARCC test look like? What if my child did well on his or her report card last year, but not as well on the state test? Our Family Guide answers these questions and more!

Check out additional information from Scholastic and National PTA.

Visit Understandthescore.org for a step-by-step walkthrough of what your child's score report means.

Learning Tools

Our Learning Tools are the best resources from trusted partners that can help support your child’s learning in English or math at home. Find the best resources to help you and your child understand the new standards.

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