Ready for the Test.
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.
Sample Test Questions
Test questions range from traditional multiple-choice to interactive ones that ask your child to explain his or her reasoning and write well-developed essays.
David has 16 pennies in one jar and 94 pennies in another jar.
He uses some of the pennies to buy a pencil that costs 25 cents. What is the total number of pennies David has left after he buys the pencil? Show your work.
Answer: 85 pennies
*Example elementary school question
English Language Arts
Read the passage from The Fast and the Furriest, a story about Kevin and his dog.
At the end of the passage, Howie tells Kevin that he is not making a good case. Write an original story that describes what Kevin does next to try to change Howie’s mind about paying for Cromwell’s training.
*Example middle school question
It’s a different type of test.
The what, when, and how.
It can help build life skills.
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How to understand the score report.
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