Every year, ourstudents take a number of state assessments. We share the results of these assessments with you in order to give you an idea about the progress your child is making in school. We also use the results of these assessments to help us improve classroom instruction and to identify areas where students may need extra support.
This year, we will introduce the new PARCC (or Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) assessments in mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA)/literacy. These assessments will replace the NECAP Mathematics, Reading, and Writing assessments that we have used for the past 9 years.
Another change is that PARCC testing will havetwo separate testing periods: One in the early spring (March) and another shortly before the end of the school year (May). Globe Park will be participating in paper based testing. Our school will be administering the PARCC tests on the following dates:
PARCC Performance-Based Assessment (PBA) test window: March 23-April 2 PARCC End-of-Year (EOY) test window: April 27 – May 8
For the PARCC ELA/Literacy tests, all students in grades 3 through 10 will participate. These testswill include both reading and writing in every grade. For the PARCC math tests, most students in grades 3 through 8 will take the mathematics test for their grade level. Our state science assessment, by the way, will not change this year. Students in grades 4, 8, and 11 will continue totake the NECAP Science assessments in May, as in previous years.