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

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.