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Public input is being sought on draft model content frameworks.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) has just released the draft model to allow feedback from a wide group of stakeholders, including K-12 educators, curriculum and assessment experts, and postsecondary faculty.
The feedback will help identify the big ideas in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for each grade level and will help determine the focus for various PARCC assessments being developed by the 24-state consortium.
Through August 17, 2011, the draft frameworks in English language arts/literacy and mathematics will be posted on the PARCC website. Interested parties can provide feedback through a survey also posted on the PARCC website, answering questions specific to their particular content area of interest.
All feedback will be reviewed by the developers of the frameworks and appropriate adjustments will be made. Final model content frameworks will be released in the fall.
For more information or to view the frameworks, visit the PARCC website.
PARCC is an alliance of states working together to develop common assessments serving nearly 25 million students. PARCC's work is funded through a four-year, $185 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Partners include about 200 higher education institutions and systems representing hundreds campuses across the country that will help develop the high school component of the new assessment and then put it to good use as an indicator of student readiness. PARCC is led by its member states and managed by Achieve, a nonprofit group with a 15-year track record of working with states to improve student achievement by aligning K-12 education policies with the expectations of employers and the postsecondary community. PARCC's ultimate goal is to make sure all students graduate from high school college- and career-ready.