Assessment Scores Were Lower When Mass. Students Took PARCC Exams on Computers, Study Finds
Unfamiliarity with technology contributed to lower scores for online test-takers in 2015, but the effects diminished over time, researchers found.
Assessment Big Things You Need to Know Now About the PARCC and Smarter Balanced Tests
A lot has changed with the PARCC and Smarter Balanced tests since they were first launched in 2015. Here's what you need to know to stay current.
Assessment New Setback for PARCC as Another State Abandons Test
New Mexico’s defection from the PARCC test set off another round of speculation that the exam will become extinct, but PARCC’s overseers have other plans.
Assessment New Mexico Governor Signs Order to Dump PARCC Tests
On her third day in office, Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham fulfills a campaign promise by signing an executive order to dump the PARCC test.
Assessment Maryland Will Be the Next State to Drop the PARCC Common-Core Test
Maryland, one of the few remaining states to administer the full PARCC exam, will create its own test after the 2018-19 school year.
Reading & Literacy PARCC Sets the Tougher Bar Among Shared Tests, Study Shows
The PARCC test is harder than some of its competitors, but nearly all states have raised the bar on tests in recent years.
Assessment Illinois Will Step Back from PARCC Test. Is New Jersey Next?
Only a handful of states will still be offering the test in its entirety after this spring's testing season.
Assessment Rhode Island to Dump PARCC, Use Massachusetts Test Instead
Rhode Island becomes the latest state to abandon the PARCC exam. It will use the test designed by its neighbor, Massachusetts, instead.