ABOUT PARCC TESTING
Ohio is among many other states in the consortium called the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), which developed Ohio’s new English/Language Arts and Mathematics state assessments. These assessments replace the old Ohio Achievement Assessments. You can learn more about PARCC at http://www.parcconline.org/. Ohio is also administering new assessments in Science for fifth grade and Social Studies for fourth and sixth grade. The American Institute for Research (AIR) will be the vendor for these tests. Every student will be assessed online in English/Language Arts, Math, Science or Social Studies.
Your child will be bringing home a schedule of when their assessments will be, at what time their assessment will be, and where they will be testing at. I would place this sheet in a location so that your child and you will know their testing schedule. This is a new procedure for testing, so it is important that the students just relax and do the best that they can do.
In order to give your child the best opportunity to perform at their highest potential, please go over the following tips with your child for success: Read More