The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states working together who have developed an online assessment that has replaced previous, paper-based state standardized tests and who make all major test design and policy decisions. The test is aligned to what students are learning in the classroom and measures real-world skills, such as problem solving and critical thinking. Additionally, the PARCC assessment provides better information for teachers and parents to identify where a student needs help, or is excelling, so they are able to enhance instruction to meet individual student needs.
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