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 3-12, 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.

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” for a more in-depth understanding of how you can help your child, as a parent.

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More PARCC Resources for Families

Why do we have new tests? How are the new tests different? What do the PARCC tests look like? Read our Family Guide to find out.

Also check out a related resource from Scholastic with more information on the PARCC tests.

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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