Today, we are proud to share that CRES’s fifth graders completed their first day of PARCC testing by navigating through their ELA, Performance-Based Assessment (PBA), Unit 1: Literary Analysis. Sixth graders, coming into today with one day of PARCC under their belts, moved on to their second ELA PBA, Unit 2: the Research Simulation Task.
Like yesterday, we were very pleased with our staff’s abilities to troubleshoot the very minor and minimal technology-related issues that came up during today’s sessions. For example, one group – prior to the start of testing – found an unexpected “pop up” on their computer screens. Thanks to the training and knowledge of our PARCC implementation team, the issue was swiftly and effectively corrected, allowing testing to begin as scheduled.
Tomorrow, our fifth graders will complete their ELA PBA, Unit 2: the Research Simulation Task. Sixth graders will complete their third and final unit, the Narrative Task. In the Narrative Task, students will be asked to demonstrate how narrative writing can be used to convey experiences or events, real or imaginary (PARCC, 2015).
REMINDER TO PARENTS: Please be sure to have your child(ren) bring a recreational book with them on days they are participating in PARCC. Students are permitted to read a book after he/she completes a Unit.
We are hoping that Mother Nature will be on our side this week; however, if there are weather-related interruptions to the district’s testing schedule, we will notify students, staff, and parents accordingly.
Tomorrow, we look forward to another day of PARCC testing by bringing on board our students in grade 5 who will take Unit 1: Literary Analysis of the ELA and students in grade 6 who will continue their progress by diving into ELA’s Unit 2: Research Simulation Task (RST). Stay tuned…
PARCC’s live updates for the week of March 2, 2015 can be accessed here: http://parcconline.org/live-updates-week-march-2