PARCC Testing

PARCC assessments are one measure of a student’s progress towards meeting the State of Illinois Common Core Standards in reading and math.  The PARCC is required for all students grades 3-8 and typically administered over a one week period during the middle of March.  


It is a very challening assessment, requiring advanced problem solving, analysis, and critical thinking skills at every grade level.   The overall pass rate for all students in the State of Illinois is less than thirty-five percent.


The Parent PARCC Checklist is a good overview of the test and provides good tips for parents.


Practice Tests and Questions

One way to help your child is to learn more about the content for your child's grade level and the types of questions on the exam.
You can view sample questions and take a practice test by clicking here.
You can view actual questions from previous tests here.

Keyboarding Skills

PARCC is an online assessment that includes important extended response and essay questions.  It is important that students are proficient at computer keyboarding.  All Culver students in grades 3-8 have "TypingClub" accounts to help improve their keyboarding skills.  A link to TypingClub is here.

Content Resources

The Khan Academy website provides excellent math and reading content by grade.  All of the information and support are provided free of charge.  

A link to Khan Academy is here.