New State Tests in 2014-15
To develop tests aligned with the Common Core State Standards, Illinois joined with
27 other states in the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and
Careers (PARCC). The PARCC assessments are being piloted in 2014. Illinois students
will take the PARCC assessments for the first time in the 2014-2015 school year.
For more information about the PARCC assessments, check the following resources:
PARCC overview, presentations
and resources are available at isbe.net/assessment/parcc.
PARCC Place Newsletter,
a monthly newsletter with updates and resources
PARCC Website, complete information about
PARCC and its progress
Model Content Frameworks and sample items are available at this site.