Common Core State Standards and PARCC

This page is dedicated to providing information on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). 
Welcome to the CCSS Parent Resource Page
We will update this page with resources and information to assist parents as they navigate the Common Core State Standards and PARCC.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please see the FAQ document

Link to the CCSS
CCSS Presentation
CCSS presentation from 11/13/14 Parent Academy
Handouts from Parent Academy
The Council of the Great City Schools link that contains the handouts from the 11/13/14 Parent Academy.
JerseyCan video
JerseyCan-The Common Core in NJ
National PTA website
Link to the National PTA website
Link to PARCC
PARCC Released Items
The states that make up the PARCC consortium are taking the exceptional step of releasing test items from this year’s PARCC assessment to give teachers a powerful tool to inform and improve classroom teaching and learning. Please use the link to review the released test items.
Parents: Help Your Child Prepare for PARCC with this Checklist
PARCC has released a five-step checklist that will help parents get their kids ready for testing. The checklist features links to a host of assessment-related resources from both PARCC and partners such as the National Parent Teacher Association, Learning Heroes, Raise the Bar, and Great Kids, that will provide both parents and teachers with information about when the assessments will be given in their child's district, what will be expected of them when they are testing, and much more.

Both parents and teachers may also use the checklist to find practice tests, along with released items on the Partnership Resource Center.
Understand The Score 
Parent Reference Site

 PARCC Parent Presentation DRHS.pdf
PARCC Parent Presentation 2016

 Revised Graduation Requirements Memo Jan 2016.pdf
Testing Graduation Requirements