What is PARCC?

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments that measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and their careers. For more information, see the official links below.
PARCC Website
PARCC Parent Resources
NJ Department of Education PARCC Parent Resources

This year, CTSD will be administrating the PARCC test to Grades 3 through 8. All testing begins in the morning. Make-up testing may take place in the morning or afternoon.

PARCC testing will be April 16, 2018 through May 25, 2018.  

(1st and 2nd Grades do not take the PARCC.)

What can my student prepare to take the PARCC assessment?
As the PARCC assessment is done online and requires typewritten responses (including written responses to math questions) students should hone their keyboarding skills. Some free, online, typing practice resources can be found at the ABCya! site ( or (

NJ School Boards Association: Frequently Asked Questions – PARCC
Your Local School Board, Your Students, and PARCC FAQ (PDF)

PARCC Individual Student Report Guides

PARCC Results