PARCC Readiness Activities

Welcome to the MRC Director’s Tech Resources blog! The first few posts will be collections of technology resources that can be used to help students develop familiarity and proficiency with the tech skills they will need for the PARCC assessment. These resources include both sample assessment items and interactive online activities that practice some of the skills they may see on the PARCC assessment.

PARCC Resources:
PARCC Readiness Activities – http://parcc.pearson.com/
PARCC tutorial: http://parcc.pearson.com/tutorial/ (use the Nav 8 tutorial)
Practice Tests: http://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/

Other websites with a variety of activities:

  • Dot’s DotCom Blog Post: Tech Skills for PARCC Online State Testing (Some of the links lead back to the Pearson PARCC site but others are different). https://dotgarman.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/tech-skills-for-parcc-online-state-testing/comment-page-1/#comment-8
  • Next Gen Assessments: Includes some links to the PARCC website, but especially helpful are the links to the “Smarter Balanced” page. http://nextgen.apps.sparcc.org/
  • Edulastic: Teachers need to create an account and students log in with their class code. Teachers can quickly create Common Core aligned assessment for specific standards using thousands of questions in the site’s open resources—or create own from over 40 different technology enhanced Common Core-aligned question types. http://www.edulastic.com/
  • Edcite: Teachers create an account and students log in. Teachers can use Common Core aligned assessments that others have created, or create their own. Activities are customizable and includes passage highlighting, dynamic graphs and more. https://www.edcite.com/

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