The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is an assessment aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Students in all RI schools began taking the PARCC in the Spring of 2015 as the state assessment in the areas of English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. (Students in grades 4, 8, and 11 continue to take the science NECAP which is aligned to the RI Science GSEs.) The 2016-2017 PARCC Assessment will be given in March/April 2017. More details to follow. Here is some important information about the PARCC assessments.