Special Education: A Piece of the PARCC Puzzle


A webinar was held on February 27 develop an understanding of the accommodations for the PARCC test for students with special needs.


Try your hand at the “PARCC Question of the Week” or a new English/language arts practice test. This week’s question is an example of a “performance-based” test question for Grade 7 mathematics. The question reflects a real-world situation, requires multiple steps to complete, and asks students to show their work and explain how thy got their answer. Try the PARCC Question of the Week.


You can also try a new practice version of the PARCC End-of-Year assessment in English/language arts (ELA), which Maryland schools will begin administering in April. Take the ELA End-of-Year practice test 

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