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PARCC Releases Test Items for Use in Instruction

By Catherine Gewertz — November 10, 2015 1 min read

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers has released hundreds of test questions from its 2015 assessment. The items are available on the consortium’s Partnership Resource Center website.

The consortium released the items “to give teachers a powerful tool to inform classroom instruction,” to “better prepare students for success,” it said in an announcement ofthe release.

The consortium also hopes that seeing the released items will help parents understand the test, so that the “assessments aren’t a mystery,” the consortium’s statement said.

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A version of this article appeared in the November 11, 2015 edition of Education Week as PARCC Releases Test Items for Use in Instruction

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