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Posted April 16, 2018

PARCC Testing

Students in grades 3-11 are taking state-mandated tests through May 11.

During springtime in New Mexico, there are two things that are certain: wind and public school testing.

Once again this year, students in Albuquerque Public Schools and across New Mexico are taking the PARCC, a reading and math test for third- through eleventh-graders. PARCC (which stands for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) was created by a consortium of states to measure knowledge of the Common Core standards adopted by New Mexico and most other states several years ago.

The online test measures student success, as well as the success of our teachers and our schools. In addition, PARCC serves as a high school exit exam that students are expected to pass to earn a diploma.

Because PARCC is an online test, our schools work out complicated schedules to make sure students had plenty of time to complete each subsection of the test while limiting the disruption to classroom learning.

Our job as a public school district is neither to advocate nor resist the state-mandated test but to administer it to the best of our ability.

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