PARCC Testing Schedule 2016-17
Literacy and Mathematics for Grades 7-8
HMS students in grades 7-8 will take the PARCC assessments in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics during the period of April 18 - 25, 2017.
April 18, 19 and 20 - The mathematics assessments each consist of three distinct units (each either 80 or 90 minutes in length). Only one unit will be administered per day.
April 21, 24 and 25 - The English/Language Arts (ELA) assessments also consist of three distinct units (each either 90 or 110 minutes in length). Only one unit will be administered per day.
(A detailed daily schedule for the PARCC testing dates will be posted here on or about April 1st.)
English Language Arts assessments focus on reading critically across a range of texts; writing effectively when analyzing text; and building
and presenting knowledge through research and the integration of ideas.
The Mathematics assessments focus on conceptual understanding and
application of math content, expressing mathematical reasoning
and modeling real-world problems.
While the English Language Arts
assessments are grade-level specific, the Mathematics assessments
include grade-level and subject-specific assessments. Most students will take either Math-7 or Math-8 whereas those students currently enrolled in Algebra I or Geometry will take the Algebra I or Geometry assessments respectively.