## Grade 9-12 Math PARCC

This page is specific to grades 9-12 Math PARCC

## PARCC Math Practice Tests

## Math Rubrics for Sample Problems

PARCC published the scoring rubrics for prototype problems over a year ago. Now

those prototype problems have been electronically enhanced and can be found on

the PARCC Test Resources website by grade bands.

These items are samples of PBA type problems.

those prototype problems have been electronically enhanced and can be found on

the PARCC Test Resources website by grade bands.

These items are samples of PBA type problems.

Algebra I

Myla's Swimming Pool Brett's Race Popcorn Inventory

Michelle's Conjecture Mini-Golf Prices Picture Frames

Geometry

Angle Bisector

Algebra II

Temperature Changes Green Tea Study Graphs of Functions

## Tips for Entering Math Answers

Documents that explain how

students enter answers into the Equation Editor template. Very important to

understand!

students enter answers into the Equation Editor template. Very important to

understand!

## Progression Documents (Math)

These documents were written by the authors of the Common Core standards and

they explain the logic behind the order that math topics are taught and give excellent

tips and strategies for teachers to use. Excellent material for TBT time discussions

they explain the logic behind the order that math topics are taught and give excellent

tips and strategies for teachers to use. Excellent material for TBT time discussions

## Calculator Policy

This is a guidance document for

High School. High School tests assume - even in Algebra I - that students are

familiar with graphing calculators

High School. High School tests assume - even in Algebra I - that students are

familiar with graphing calculators

## Reference Sheets

Two reference sheets are under this tab. The Grade 5 - 8 sheet lists each grade

level's information that students will be given. The high school reference sheet could

be used for any of the high school math tests. A student accesses the reference

sheet within the online test by clicking the tab that says "exhibits" on the right side of

each page.

level's information that students will be given. The high school reference sheet could

be used for any of the high school math tests. A student accesses the reference

sheet within the online test by clicking the tab that says "exhibits" on the right side of

each page.

## Illustrative Math Website

The Illustrative Math website: https://www.illustrativemathematics.org/standards/k8

contains thousands of aligned, rigorous questions. Teachers should be using these

questions often to expose their students to problems that cause them to think and

problem solve.

contains thousands of aligned, rigorous questions. Teachers should be using these

questions often to expose their students to problems that cause them to think and

problem solve.

## Performance Level Descriptors

(PLDs)

This document identifies what students must know and be able to do at each

performance level (5, 4, 3, 2). This document gives guidance to teachers and

informs them of the skills that their students MUST be able to do. Also, on the last

page of the PLDs for Grades 3 through 6 the fluency expectations are explicitly

stated.

performance level (5, 4, 3, 2). This document gives guidance to teachers and

informs them of the skills that their students MUST be able to do. Also, on the last

page of the PLDs for Grades 3 through 6 the fluency expectations are explicitly

stated.

## Evidence Tables for the Performance

Based Test (PBA) and End of Year

Test

The Evidence Table for the PBA lists explicitly what Major, Supporting and Additional

Content will be tested by March - therefore Curriculum Maps MUST be aligned to

this document. The PBA document also identifies the Reasoning (Sub-Claim C) and

Modeling (Sub-Claim D) standards that will be tested and gives clarifications on the

tasks that could be given. The EOY Evidence Table lists the explicit Major,

Supporting and Additional Content that will be tested by the middle of May.

Content will be tested by March - therefore Curriculum Maps MUST be aligned to

this document. The PBA document also identifies the Reasoning (Sub-Claim C) and

Modeling (Sub-Claim D) standards that will be tested and gives clarifications on the

tasks that could be given. The EOY Evidence Table lists the explicit Major,

Supporting and Additional Content that will be tested by the middle of May.

## PARCC EOY Practice Tests

All teachers should take the online practice tests so that they understand the

technology skills and accessibility features. However, it is impossible to print out the

entire test online to have a hard copy unless each page is printed separately. These

tabs contain a hard copy of each grade level's practice test which was created by

taking a screenshot of each problem and inserting it into a word document.

Teachers can then have a copy of the whole test!

technology skills and accessibility features. However, it is impossible to print out the

entire test online to have a hard copy unless each page is printed separately. These

tabs contain a hard copy of each grade level's practice test which was created by

taking a screenshot of each problem and inserting it into a word document.

Teachers can then have a copy of the whole test!

## PARCC EOY Practice Test Answers

Teachers need to look at the standards alignment of the practice problems to really

gain an understanding of how the standards can be assessed. This information can

then aid teachers in developing formative assessments.

gain an understanding of how the standards can be assessed. This information can

then aid teachers in developing formative assessments.