• PARCC spring testing

    All leaders | Deadline: Ongoing

    The PARCC assessments, which will be fully implemented this school year, include two test components (a performance-based assessment and an end-of-year assessment) administered in two separate testing windows in spring 2015. Students must take both components of the assessments.

    Please view this 10-minute video for a brief overview of the administration. Details of the modes and testing dates for each component appear in the tables below.

    Performance-Based Assessment

    Grade/contentModeAdministration window
    Grades 3, 6 (English language arts and math Paper March 4 to 17
    Grades 4, 5, 7, 8 (English language arts and math)Computer March 4 to April 1
    Algebra I, Algebra II Computer March 4 to April 1
    English II Paper March 4 to 17

    End-of-Year Assessment

    Grade/contentModeAdministration window
    Grades 3, 6 (English language arts and math) Paper May 4 to 15
    Grades 4, 5, 7, 8 (English language arts and math) Computer May 4 to June 1
    Algebra I, Algebra II Computer April 20 to May 15
    English II Paper April 20 to May 1

    School test coordinators have begun their training to ensure smooth administration of the assessments and will serve as the point of contact at schools for PARCC implementation. Questions can also be directed to Carol Wilson in the Achievement and Accountability Office at 410-396-8962 or by email.

    View other items in the January 15, 2015, Leadership Action Update