The New York Times tells us how PARCC is graded. Non-teachers, please apply.
SAN ANTONIO – The new academic standards known as the Common Core emphasize critical thinking, complex problem-solving and writing skills, and put less stock in rote learning and memorization. So the standardized tests given in most states this year required fewer multiple choice questions and far more writing on topics like this one posed to elementary school students: Read a passage from a novel written in the first person, and a poem written in the third person, and describe how the poem might change if it were written in the first person.But the results are not necessarily judged by teachers.
|Grading PARCC with performance bonuses for “if they hit daily quality and volume targets.” Photo courtesy of New York Times.|