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West Fork Students Among First To See New Common Core Assessment

Posted: April 7, 2014 at 5 a.m.

A group of West Fork High School Algebra II students said the new standardized test tied to Common Core State Standards was harder than they expected.

At A Glance

What Is PARCC?

Arkansas is a member of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, working with a group of 24 states to develop a set of assessments that measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and their careers. These are computer-based assessments in mathematics and English language arts and literacy to give teachers, schools, students, and parents better information whether students are on track in their learning and for success after high school, and tools to help teachers customize learning to meet student needs. The tests are being field tested to nearly a million children nationwide in the coming weeks. The PARCC assessments will be ready for states to administer during the 2014-15 school year.

Source: www.parcconline.org/about-parcc

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