The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) has extended the deadline to submit feedback on draft model content frameworks to August 31. The change was made to provide the greatest number of stakeholders with the time needed to offer substantive and thorough comments.
The draft model content frameworks are being designed to develop K-12 assessments. PARCC, a 24-state consortium dedicated to creating common assessments, are aiming to align the assessments with the Common Core State Standards. PARCC received an $186 million Race to the Top grant to design an assessment system.
PARCC says the assessments will â€œbuild a pathway to college and career readiness by the end of high school, mark studentsâ€™ progress toward this goal from 3rd grade up, and provide teachers with timely information to inform instruction and provide student support.â€
Provide your feedback through PARCCâ€™s survey by August 31.