PARCC: Won’t Somebody Please Think Of The Teachers I’ve made videos to help students better understand what to expect from the online nature of PARCC, but what about the teachers who will administer the test? Teachers everywhere have a ton on their plate, but administering the PARCC shouldn’t be something that you worry about. It’s not bad. To prove it, I’ve made a new video to show teachers who are “lucky” enough to administer PARCC what to expect. In the video, I walk through the responsibilities of a PARCC teacher aka Test Administrator and what a testing day will look like. The good news: 95% of your day is the same as when you’ve administered paper-based state tests.
6 ways Google Hangouts can make any teacher’s life better As the calendar year changes over, I’ve thought about my most game-changing technology over the last 365 days. I’m thinking about the one I’ve picked up that’s made the most difference. It has to be Google Hangouts, Google’s “video chat but so much more” tool. Google Hangouts often makes me think of the movie “Back to the Future 2″, where protagonist Marty McFly travels — coincidentally — to the far-off year 2015. One of the greatest innovations in the movie’s vision of the future, to a 9-year-old version of me, was the video phone.
PARCC Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual Third Edition: PARCC Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual (November 2014) The third edition of the PARCC Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual is a comprehensive policy document that provides guidance to districts and decision-making teams to ensure that the PARCC mid-year, performance-based, and end-of-year assessments provide valid results for all participating students. Appendices to the Third Edition of the PARCC Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual (November 2014) Additional Resources (Revised versions available winter 2014) PARCC Assistive Technology Guidelines PARCC Technical Assistance Bulletin - PARCC Assessments and Students with Visual Impairment, Including Blindness MA Word-to-Word Bilingual Dictionary List (for optional use by PARCC states as approved word-to-word dictionaries)
NJDOE Common Core Presentations Governor Chris Christie • Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno NJ Home | Services A to Z | Departments/Agencies | FAQs Search: NJDOE Home Families Students Educators Community Download and share instructional resources. Parents' Guides to Student Success - For Parents The Parents’ Guides to Student Success were developed by teachers, parents and education experts in response to the Common Core State Standards that more than 45 states have adopted. Created for grades K-8 and high school English, language arts/literacy and mathematics, the guides provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career. Parent Guides Parents' Guide to Success BookletTwo-page Parents' Guides (Color)Four-page Parents' Guides (BW)Four-page Parents' Guides (Color)Parents’ Guides to Student Success—Frequently Asked QuestionsState Education Agencies The guides include: Key items children should be learning in English language arts and mathematics in each grade, once Common Core Standards are fully implemented.Activities that parents can do at home to support their child's learning.Methods for helping parents build stronger relationships with their child's teacher.
OB Tech Tune-Up for PARCC Getting Ready for PARCC Are you ready for PARCC? You can practice the technology skills needed to succeed on the PARCC online assessment by completing the exercises found below in the Tech Tune-up. The best way to do well on online assessments is to practice, practice, practice! In order to help get your skills to tip-top form, practice exercises are arranged according to grade level and focus on the following skill sets: KEYBOARDINGMOUSE SKILLS and TOUCH DRAG AND DROPNAVIGATION Twitter Tip: Start Your Tweet with a Period Saturday morning someone asked me why some of my tweets start with a period. I was participating in the New Teacher to Twitter (#nt2t) chat. A twitter chat is an hour long conversation on a particular topic. This means that I am replying quite a bit. When you reply to a tweet it starts the tweet with the @symbol.
Avocet Home Back to Index Make-up Testing Directions Make-Up Testing Directions for Computer-Based Testing will be available prior to the start of the PARCC Spring 2015 Administration. Browser Requirements PARCC Assessment Prose Constructed Response: Rubric Scoring Share This Post This Twitter conversation took place just after the New Year 2015 between me, Darren Burris and David Hochheiser. Once again, a twitter conversation motivates a blog post! Just after the first of the year, Darren Burris (@DGBurris) tagged me regarding an inquiry posed to him by @DavidHochheiser. David was wondering about how PARCC planned to use their published grade-band rubrics in scoring individual grade level writing responses.
Parent Questions & Answers When will I receive my child’s score report? During the first year of PARCC administration (2014-2015 school year), score reports will be released in the fall of 2015. In future years they will come much sooner. After the assessments were administered for the first time this past spring, educators from PARCC states met over the summer to review the tests and set “threshold scores.”
PARCC English Language Arts/Literacy How to Be Successful Videos This page will contain videos on how to be successful on the PARCC English Language Arts/Literacy Sample Assessments that were released. These examples will take you through the important components of the PARCC ELA Assessments highlighting what the Marlboro Township School District feels you need to know to navigate the assessments successfully. All videos are narrated by the Superintendent, Dr. Eric Hibbs.