The Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) tests are online assessments of student mastery of the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics. PARCC tests are being developed for use by a consortium of 18 states – including Massachusetts – plus the District of Columbia. In Massachusetts, the PARCC assessments will be field- tested in the spring of 2014 and will be an option for districts to administer in the spring of 2015. If approved by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), PARCC will be operational state – wide in the spring of 2016.
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