What is PARCC?

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments that measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and their careers. For more information, see the official links below.
PARCC Website
PARCC Parent Resources
NJ Department of Education Learn about PARCC
NJ Department of Education PARCC Parent Resources

This year, CTSD will be administrating the PARCC test to Grades 3 through 8 during the following time windows:

Computer-Based: March 27 through May 19, 2017

Paper-Based: March 27 through April 7, 2017

(1st and 2nd Grades do not take the PARCC.)

What can my student prepare to take the PARCC assessment?
As the PARCC assessment is done online and requires typewritten responses (including written responses to math questions) students should hone their keyboarding skills. Some free, online, typing practice resources can be found at the ABCya! site ( or (

NJ School Boards Association: Frequently Asked Questions – PARCC
Your Local School Board, Your Students, and PARCC FAQ (PDF)

PARCC Individual Student Report Guides

PARCC Results