New guidance documents from PARCC today are now posted on ODE’s Website.
Because I’m a big dork who likes to read this stuff, I thought I’d take the liberty of highlighting and passing along to those of you who are less interested 🙂
I’d encourage you to draw your attention to a couple of things:
1. Note the recommended number of devices chart. The tech readiness tool released a year or so ago reflected much lower numbers than this.
2. Note the testing window and number of sessions per item. We’re looking at 2-3 sessions (50+ minutes) for each test Math and Reading all the way down to grade 3. The last pages of this document show the estimated time on task for all sections. That is a LOT of testing time.
3. Note the statement about IEPs and written versions of the assessments. This is something that would need to be incorporated on IEPs as needed in time for the assessments in 2014-2015.
Assessment Guidance (No clue what I did to the formatting here–sorry!)