Now that Baltimore City Public Schools is implementing curricula aligned to the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards (based on the Common Core state standards), teachers, students, school communities and districts need effective ways to measure student progress toward meeting the new standards for college and career readiness. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC.
    PARCC home reports for the 2016-17 school year will be sent home with students the week of September 5.

      PARCC Administration Dates

      In the 2017-18 school year, PARCC tests will be scheduled between
      April 23 to June 4.


      PARCC results give families, teachers, school leaders, and district staff important information about what we need to do and how we can work together to make sure students stay on track. They will also help the district inform professional development and instructional support for schools.


      The PARCC assessments are intended to benefit all stakeholders:

      • Students (and their families) will know if they are on track to graduate ready for college and careers.
      • Teachers will have regular access to results to guide learning and instruction.
      • Parents will receive clear and timely information about the progress of their children.
      • States will know that their results can be compared across those of other PARCC member states.
      • The nation will have reliable information on progress toward college and career readiness of high school graduates.

      Key resources

      From Baltimore City Public Schools: 
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        Letter to families about testing dates (English | Spanish ) 
      orange arrow   CEO Letter to Families (English | Spanish)

      From PARCC:
      orange arrow   Understanding the PARCC score report
      orange arrow Assessment overview
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      Performance-level descriptors