Student Assessment Listserv

PARCC Sample Item Release

Monday, August 26, 2013


PARCC is releasing a set of test items in Mathematics and ELA/literacy across grade levels to show educators, parents, students and policymakers what the PARCC test questions will look like.

These samples are designed to show how PARCC is measuring the content – in reading, writing and math. But for the moment, these sample items are being released in PDF form, so they aren’t going to be interactive – yet. PARCC plans to publicly release revised versions of these items on the actual technology platform in November.

Hundreds of educators from across the PARCC states are deeply involved in reviewing actual PARCC test questions, like the sample items.

Please visit the following Website for the new sample items and supporting documents: