The PARCC will allow parents and educators to see how children are progressing in school and whether they are on track for postsecondary success. The PARCC assessment also provides teachers with the ability to identify students who may be falling behind and need extra help.To review Frequently Asked Questions regarding the PARCC for Students with Disabilities, please click here:PARCC FAQs for Students with IEPs and NJ's http://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/parcc/SpecialEdFAQ.pdf
PARCC Accessibility Features and Accommodations ManualThe fifth edition of the PARCC Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual is a comprehensive policy document that provides guidance to districts and decision-making teams to ensure that the PARCC summative assessments provide valid results for all participating students.
The fifth edition of the manual includes additional information on: the Student Registration/Personal Needs Profile; test administration guidance for before, during, and after testing; and, specifics on the availability of accessibility features and accommodations during the administration of the PARCC assessments.For an overview and PARCC test practice:
The Dynamic Learning Maps™ (DLM®) project offers an innovative way for all students with significant cognitive disabilities to demonstrate their learning throughout the school year via the DLM Alternate Assessment System. Traditional multiple-choice testing does not always allow students with significant cognitive disabilities to fully demonstrate their knowledge. By integrating assessment with instruction during the year and providing a year-end assessment, the DLM system maps student learning aligned with college and career readiness standards in English language arts and mathematics. The DLM system is accessible by students with significant cognitive disabilities, including those who also have hearing or visual disabilities, and/or neuromuscular, orthopedic, or other motor disabilities. DLM assessments are flexible. They allow for the use of common assistive technologies in addition to keyboard and mouse and touch-screen technology. The DLM website can be found at www.dynamiclearningmaps.org.Additional Links of Interest:NJDOE Office of Assessment: http://www.state.nj.us/education/assessment/NJDOE Office of Special Education Programs: http://www.state.nj.us/education/specialed/NJDOE Innovatenj: http://www.state.nj.us/education/innovateNJ/PARCC website: http://www.parcconline.org/DLM website: http://dynamiclearningmaps.org/NJDOE Common Core Toolkit: http://www.state.nj.us/education/sca/toolkit/