PARCC school test to be shorter, easier to administer
The new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment will return this next school year with a shorter, simpler format to improve the testing process for both students and educators.
The exam was originally divided into two parts that measure different types of knowledge and skills. The PARCC Governing Board voted to consolidate the two testing windows into one and reduce total test time for most students by 90 minutes beginning in the 2015-16 school year. The vote came in response to school district feedback during the first year of testing and a careful review of the test design.