April 4, 2016
From the Desk of Matt Hornbeck
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PARCC Testing Begins

The second year of Maryland’s new assessment in grades 3-8, called the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) is scheduled to begin April 20th.  Unlike last year, the PARCC is administered just once this year.  The test includes open-ended written responses as well as multiple-choice questions.  The multiple choice questions ask students to select an answer, and then the next question asks them to select how or why they know the answer is correct.  Although our students are ready, parents can help by making sure their child is relaxed, rested and has a good breakfast on test days.  A complete list of when students in individual grades and homerooms will take the PARCC is posted on our website at www.hha47.org.  Please e-mail our testing coordinator Jen Shaffer at jrshaffer@bcps.k12.md.us with any questions.  Remember that breakfast is free to all students starting at 7:40 am.  Students MUST be on time for the start of school by 8 am and present every day to do their best.

 

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