PARCC Testing

Many states have recently started administering the PARCC tests. Until recently, the Chicago Public Schools took the stand against PARCC testing and was refusing to administer the test to its 230,000 eligible students. However, CPS recently reversed this decision, likely so as not to lose precious funding, and will begin administering the tests this upcoming week. Check out the Chicago Tribune article here.

I teach at a Catholic school in Chicago, and we have not yet adopted the PARCC tests. This past week, our students in grades 1-7 completed the Terra Nova standardized testing and 8th graders took the ACT Aspire test back in November.

Is your school/district participating in the PARCC tests this year? What has the reaction been from teachers, students, and parents? 

Tweet me @barry_christine or leave me a comment. 


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