PARCC Testing for Students Grades 3-8
Students in grades 3-8 will take part in the PARCC mandatory annual state assessment. The PARCC test is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and aims to give educators, families and students a measure of how well students in Illinois are performing in English Language Arts, Math, and Science.
The district testing window opens on March 5th and closes on April 6, 2018. Students in grades 6-8 will take three English Language Arts tests and three Mathematics tests. Students in grades 3-5 will take three English Language Arts tests and four Mathematics tests. In addition, students in grades 5 and 8 will take an assessment in the area of Science. You will receive communication from your child’s school regarding their specific testing schedule.
Proficiency Levels for the PARCC will be determined by the State of Illinois this summer. It is anticipated that we will receive the results of the PARCC assessment by the fall of the 2018-19 school year. Parents will receive a copy of their child’s performance report by late October.
Parents/guardians can help ensure their child is prepared and ready for the assessments by:
- encouraging students to get a good night’s sleep
- eating a healthy breakfast
- arriving to school on time
- avoiding absences during the testing window
Additionally, the PARCC online practice site has many useful resources including tutorials and short assessments in each subject area being assessed. To access these and other PARCC parent resources, please either visit the district website or access the resources directly here.
If you have any further questions about PARCC, please contact your child’s teacher or school principal.