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PARCC Assessment

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PARCC ELA/Literacy Practice Tests  

Select desired test from pull-down "Practice Test" in menu. See all the practice texts in the technology format.

 

Scroll down to see the kinds of tasks and texts in each grade level.


 

Grade 7

  • Research Task
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Grade 8

  • Literary Analysis Task
    • Read passages from two novels:  Confetti Girl and  Tortilla Sun.
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  • Research Task 
    • Research an experiment involving elephants. Read three articles:

      • "Elephants Can Help Lend a Helping Trunk"

      • Video from Discovery News, "Elephants Show Cooperation"

      • "Elephants Know When They Need a Helping Trunk in a Cooperative Task"

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  • Narrative Writing Task
    • Read passage from The Seven Keys of Balabad
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Grade 9

  • Research Task
    • Research development and one-time use of atomic bomb. 
    • Read three passages:
      • Speech by Robert Oppenheimer
      • Letter from group of eminent scientists to President Truman
      • "The Decision to Drop the Bomb" by ushistory.org
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  • Narrative Writing Task
    • Read passage from novel Bleak House

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Grade 10

  • Literary Analysis Task
    •  Read 2 short stories: "The Red Crane" and "The Firefly Hunt"
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  • Research Task
    • Read three passages:
      • Supreme Court majority opinion on Tinker v. Des Moines Community School District
      • Dissenting opinion
      • Audio clip discussing context and impact of case
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  • Narrative Writing Task
    • Read excerpt from novel, Three Men on the Bummel, by English author Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927). 

Grade 11 

  • Literary Analysis Task
    • Passage from 1928 novel Quicksand
    • Passage from 1912 Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
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  • Research Task
    • Read three passages:

      • "Declaration of Independence"

      • Speech delivered by Patrick Henry

      • Video that describes a recent finding about the "Declaration of Independence"

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