Below is the schedule (along with the estimated times for completion) for the PARCC Performance-Based Assessment (PBA). In order to minimize the loss of instructional time, we are giving the PARCC PBA over three days. Students who are not testing will remain in the classrooms engaged in either personal choice reading or they will work on instructional resources not related to the subject matter being tested. Grades 3 through 5 will be taking a paper and pencil test and Grades 6 through 8 will be tested taking a computer based test. Please remember that PARCC will not be used for any promotion or selective enrollment purposes. If you have any questions please refer to the CPS and ISBE description of PARCC.
The tentative end of year PARCC testing at Thorp is scheduled for April 28th – 30th. The tentative testing window for Spring NWEA MAP will occur from May 25th to June 5th. Please click the links for information on either the PARCC test or the NWEA MAP test. If you have any questions, please call or email me at your request.