May 7, 2017
From the Desk of Matt Hornbeck
________________________________________________________
 
PARCC Begins
The third year of Maryland’s new assessment in grades 3-8, called the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) testing window is scheduled to begin April 18th. The PARCC is administered just once each 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 to the previous question is correct. Our students are ready to take this important test. Parents can help by making sure students are relaxed, rested and have a good breakfast on test days. PARCC will be administered for all students in grades 3-8 on Monday, May 8th through Thursday, May 11th (ELA) and again on Monday, May 15th through Thursday, May 18th (Math). Our students are ready. Parents can help by making sure students are relaxed, rested and have a good breakfast on test days. Testing times vary by grade level so please make sure students are present for the whole day. Encourage your child to come to school with a relaxed, positive view of the test and to be on time and try their best. Please e-mail our testing coordinators Nicky Seymour at nduprey@bcps.k12.md.us or Nora Hogan at nriordan@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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
 
CLOSE