PARCC Mathematics

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a consortium of 14 states that are working together through a Race to the Top assessment grant to develop a K-12 assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts/literacy and mathematics.

See the PARCC main page for information about the PARCC assessment consortium, test administration, and updates.

  • PARCC Tools and Resources [PDF]
  • Item & Task Prototypes(PARCC web site)
  • Achieving the Common Core (Achieve)
    "On the Road to Implementation: Achieving the Promise of the Common Core State Standards" identifies the key areas that state policymakers will need to consider to implement the new standards with fidelity. The guide is organized by topic with short chapters. It's not meant to be an exhaustive review or a checklist of all the issues that states and districts will need to consider as they move from adoption of the CCSS to implementation. Rather, it's meant to be the starting point from which state and district leaders and their allies can organize and begin the necessary discussions around key topics to successfully implement the standards.
  • CCSS Webinar Series

Model Content Frameworks for Mathematics

A collection of resources intended to summarize the essential matter of the Model Content Frameworks for Mathematics for grades 3 - 8.  Organized in chart form by grade level, these documents are meant to be quick, supplemental references to the Frameworks for busy educators.  Direct links are provided to the unabridged Frameworks document as well as guiding questions for districts, schools, and individual educators to assist in transitioning to PARCC and the Common Core State Standards.

What is the PARCC ELC?

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) is pleased to announce the membership of Rhode Island’s PARCC Educator Leader Cadre (ELC). Each state in the PARCC consortium is creating an ELC to support the transition to the CCSS and PARCC. All ELCs will meet several times throughout each year at a consortium level to network and be trained together through in person and virtual meetings.

The ELC is a team of 24 members that will help lead implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the transition to the PARCC assessment in Rhode Island. Rhode Island’s ELC will share best practices regarding implementation and use of PARCC materials, engage in reviewing PARCC developed – and PARCC state-developed – instructional materials and become active leaders in state and local implementation efforts.

Our Educator Leader Cadre is an integral part of RIDE’s strategy for engaging educators around the CCSS and PARCC. Cadre members will engage in focused activities around the CCSS and PARCC as they work towards two goals.

    • Cadre members will become leaders in Rhode Island by supporting and sharing information with other educators in their schools, districts and professional organizations. PARCC will provide educators with the tools they need to lead and facilitate ongoing discussions with their peers. The cadre’s leadership will help prepare our schools for sustained implementation beyond 2014-15 by working to build deep expertise in the CCSS and PARCC to realize the long-term benefits for educators’ practice and their students’ learning experiences.
    • To support their leadership development, cadre members will strengthen their content expertise in the CCSS and PARCC. They will develop the skills necessary to be content leaders among their peers by focusing in three specific areas:
      • conducting a close study of the CCSS, PARCC Model Content Frameworks, and PARCC prototype tasks;
      • reviewing PARCC developed tools, materials, and rubrics to ensure their quality and alignment including suggesting additional tools where necessary; and
      • engaging in discussions with their colleagues about the use and dissemination of those tools.

PARCC has created an information page for the ELCs:

Who are the members of the RI PARCC ELC?

Rhode Island PARCC Educator Leader Cadre
Debra A. Scarpelli Middle School Mathematics
Slater Jr. High School, Pawtucket
Dr. Pam O'Day Literacy Specialist
East Bay Educational Collaborative
Judy Droitcour Director, Center for Mathematics Educators
East Bay Educational Collaborative
Paula Dillon Assistant Superintendent
East Greenwich
Dr. Susan Vander Does Co-director
RI Writing Project
Kim Ramos Elementary Teacher
North Kingstown
Julie Motta Director of ESL
Pawtucket School Department
Jayne Berghorn Reading Specialist
Julie Lima Boyle ELA Curriculum Coordinator
Coventry High School
Carolyn Taylor Director of Special Education
Beacon Charter for the Arts
Jaime Crowley Principal
Thompson Middle School, Newport
Linda Paolillo Assistant Director
Kingston Hill Academy
Carol Blanchette Assistant Superintendent
Chariho Regional School District
Lois Short Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Professional Development
Audra McPhillips Mathematics PD Specialist
West Warwick
Janice Mesolello English PD Specialist
Cynthia Gould Reading Specialist 
Catherine Boutin Mathematics Grade Level Leader
Deering Middle School, West Warwick
Dr. Michael Barnes Superintendent
Renee Palazzo Assistant Principal
Smithfield High School
Kathy Almanzor Curriculum Director
Dr. Colleen Mercurio Principal
Hoxsie Elementary School, Warwick
Rachel Mellion Exec. Director of Curriculum Development & Implementation
Dr. Cornelis DeGroot Associate Professor
University of Rhode Island

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