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Analysis of a PARCC ELA Assessment Task Through an ELL Lens (Part 1)

As you may have heard, the Common Core assessment consortium PARCC just released new sample items last week in English language arts (ELA) in grades 3-11 and in mathematics in grades 3-8 and high school. Since teachers will need to plan their CCSS-based instruction around the CCSS standards as well as the CCSS-based assessments, I…

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PARCC Releases Final Accommodations Manual

Earlier this month, we reported on a draft of the accommodations manual for English language learners and students with disabilities being developed by Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), one of the two consortia developing Common Core assessments. Lesli Maxwell at Education Week reports that the final version of the…