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Common Core Toolkit for PARCC

This collection includes everything you need to know to prepare yourself and your students for high-stakes computer-based testing that assesses mastery of the Common Core State Standards, specifically the PARCC exam. Learn how to unpack the CCSS, what item types and functionalities to expect on computer-based exams, and where to find and create practice assessments.
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Common Core Toolkit for PARCC
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    What is a TEI?

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    Technology enhanced items (TEIs) are assessment questions that utilize interactive elements. This brief white paper provides an overview of how TEIs can assess knowledge on a deeper level than traditional question types while activating higher order thinking skills.
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    Unpacking the Common Core State Standards

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    “Unpacking” the Common Core standards is the process of taking the text of each standard and translating it into practical and actionable teaching strategies. This document provides a map of DOE websites that include unpacked Common Core standards along with banks of corresponding strategies.
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    Thinking about creating your own TEIs to get evidence of deep learning of your students, but not familiar with the various templates and options? This PDF is a user guide for creating free TEIs using any of the 30+ item templates on the Wisewire platform.
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    The model frameworks are companion resources to the Common Core standards to help you develop appropriately aligned materials, including curriculum, instruction, and assessment. You can easily navigate to the appropriate grade level you need from this page.
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    This resource explains how the results of PARCC Math are reported according to five performance levels that demonstrate students' knowledge and skills. Performance level descriptors help to determine what a typical student at each grade level should be able to demonstrate. Use the menu on the right of the page to easily navigate to this information for ELA/Literacy.
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    This catalog contains released test items to help inform and improve teaching and learning, and for general test preparation. The database can be filtered by subject and grade level to find examples of past questions. A separate link to full practice tests is provided further down in this collection.
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    Get to know the design of the PARCC summative assessment for math by reviewing the content on this page. Included are links to the test blueprint, assessment unit structure, claims structure documents, evidence statements and individual guides by grade.
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    ELA teachers can use this page to get to know the design of the PARCC summative assessment for ELA/Literacy. You’ll find links to the test blueprint, evidence tables for reading and writing, task models, text analysis worksheets, and scoring rubrics all in one place.
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    Use the practice tests released by PARCC to become familiar with the content and format of the new and improved tests. Assign these to your students as homework or practice a few in class to prepare for the PARCC. You can evaluate the differences between the old and new test items side by side and see what changes have been made.
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    Sign up with Wisewire to access our free item creation platform and make and assign TEIs that show evidence of applying concepts and strategic thinking.