According to the official PARCC website: The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments that measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and their careers.

These high quality K–12 assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy give teachers, schools, students, and parents better information whether students are on track in their learning and for success after high school, and tools to help teachers customize learning to meet student needs.

Visit PARCC website for more information and test prep ideas.

Here are some other informative articles regarding the new testing:

A column from a mom who encourages parents to opt-out of this test.

An overview of our state and what percentage of schools have elected to administer PARCC.

Framingham Teacher Association speaks out regarding PARCC.

And US News reports: Despite opt-out movement, PARCC numbers are soaring