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Understanding the PARCC Assessments

Howard County Public School System students in grades 3-8 will take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. At the high school level, students will take PARCC assessments in Algebra I, Algebra II, English 10 and English 11.

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Maryland Guidance for IEP Teams on Participation Decisions for the Alternate Assessments

Maryland State Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services July 2017 Maryland Guidance for Individualized Education Program (IEP) Teams on Participation Decisions for the Alternate Assessments is intended to help guide IEP teams as they determine whether the Maryland Alternate Assessments, assessments based on alternate academic achievement standards, are the appropriate assessments for individual students.

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Finding the ‘Win-Win’ in Assessing Young Children

Assessment is a process of gathering information about what a child can and cannot yet do to inform instructional decisions. When assessing young children, the most accurate results are obtained when information is gathered by familiar people, in familiar settings, using familiar objects, while engaged in familiar activities.

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PARCC Practice Tests

Find out how PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) is different from other standardized tests. Online practice tests help students and parents to familiarize themselves with the format and kinds of items on the tests.

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Overview of High Stakes Testing

With ever-increasing pressure on school systems to improve educational results, high stakes testing is a particularly important and controversial issue. In many school districts and states, mandated tests measure student performance and hold individual schools accountable for that performance.

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OAR Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide for Assessment

A Parent’s Guide to Assessment

The formal assessment process can be daunting for parents of children with autism. By using highly technical language and focusing on “deficit performance,” assessments can often overwhelm and dishearten parents. In addition, outcomes are rarely explained in terms that parents can use to set goals for their children. The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) Parent’s…

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PARCC Assessments

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a consortium of states working together to develop a common set of K-12 assessments in English and math anchored in what it takes to be ready for college and careers. These new K-12 assessments will build a pathway to college and careers. These…

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