Thought you all might be interested to know that PARCC has released its first batch of sample items to prep for next year’s assessment. (Quick review, in case you’ve forgotten: PARCC is the group that is creating the assessment that we’ll be using next year.) This is a big step forward–previously, the organization had only released prototype items that they were still testing out. Now we’ve got a much clearer picture of what we’ll see next year!
You can find the released items here. Just click on a grade level and watch for items that are labeled as “New!”
I’m curious to hear what everyone thinks about these. There are elements that disappoint me: that seem overly cumbersome for students to engage with, or that where despite some computer flashiness, this is not much different than an old-fashioned open response item. But it’s still a major step up from the MCT2.