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PARCC for Parents & Teachers


The 2016-2017 school year is the third year students in grades 3-8 and high school will take the PARCC assessments in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics.

PARCC helps teachers and parents determine if younger students are acquiring skills and knowledge needed to advance to the next grade level, while older students can see if they are on track to graduate, ready for college and careers.

PARCC Resources for Maryland

PARCC Resources for Teachers

Understanding the PARCC Score Report

Contact Information

Curriculum, Research, Assessment, and Accountability
Maryland State Department of Education
200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595

Higher Ed Support

The Association of Community College Trustees, the American Association of Community Colleges, and Higher Ed for Higher Standards share a commitment to the implementation of more challenging K-12 standards designed to prepare students for success in college and careers. Read more.

MD College & Career Ready Standards

Outside Resources

Webinars on Demand

Raising the Bar: Implications on Test Scores with Common Core