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Ready for Life.

It’s almost time for your child to take the annual state test in math and English language arts. To see what’s expected of your child, check out the grade-by-grade practice test and how it measures real-world skills, like problem-solving and critical thinking.

Here you’ll find the PARCC practice test, plus other simple ways to help your child feel confident and ready for the test.

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Did you know…

Nationally, a majority of parents rely on the annual state test to know if their child is on grade level.

What is your child expected to know and do on the state test?

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What else do you need to know about the PARCC tests?

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It’s a different type of test.

It’s a different type of test.

The test matches what your child is learning in the classroom every day. It requires students to solve real-world problems, justify their answers and analyze a variety of text.
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It’s a helpful tool.

It’s a helpful tool.

Along with grades and classroom work, the PARCC test is another measure of how well your child is progressing in grade-level math and English. Even if your child gets good grades, check out the state test results to see how well your child understands specific concepts needed to be ready for the next grade.
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The what, when, and how.

The what, when, and how.

Ask your child’s teacher about details such as: How long does the test take? When will my child be taking the test in each subject? When and how will I get the results? Each district decides when their students will take the test, and schools decide what subject they will take each day.
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How to understand the score report.

How to understand the score report.

Take a look at last year’s PARCC report to help you understand where your child may still need extra support. You can also compare last year’s scores to this year’s to see where your child made progress and take the reports to parent-teacher conferences to discuss with your child’s teacher.
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It can help build life skills.

It can help build life skills.

We know tests can be nerve-racking but you can boost your child’s self-confidence by showing him or her how to take on challenges with a positive attitude and determination. Remind your child to take their time and just try their best. By looking at the practice test together, your child will know what to expect.
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* PARENTS 2017: UNLEASHING THEIR POWER & POTENTIAL
**2015 NATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS

Know the Facts

According our national survey, 90% of parents believe their child is performing at or above grade level.
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