By Anthony Petrosky
PARCC—The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career
The English/literacy assessments will ask students to:
- read multiple related selections
- analyze those readings
- write about the readings
- analyze in ways that have not been tested in the US before on large-scale assessments
"Students may have seen something like these in very good schools on teacher-made tests, but even that is probably unlikely unless students are fortunate enough to be in college preparatory classes."