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August 28, 2013 Articles

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8/28/2013

From the Superintendent

As you continue to finalize plans for this new school year, I want to make you aware of a few field tests that will take place this spring. This is nothing new for our students; Ohio’s assessment system has always included field-test questions.

The first of these field tests will be conducted by PARCC. In spring 2014, PARCC plans to field-test new English language arts and math assessments in selected schools in 20 states, including Ohio. Only a few classrooms in participating schools will take the tests, and most students will take only a limited portion of a content-area test. Although our plan is for all tests to be computer-based, some schools will field-test computer-based assessments and some will test paper-and-pencil assessments.

If any of your schools has been selected, you will receive notification soon from PARCC’s test vendor, Pearson. Please respond quickly so we can find a replacement school if one of your schools must decline.

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8/28/2013

Deadlines and Dates

Approaching deadlines or important dates mentioned in previous editions of EdConnection

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8/28/2013

For school superintendents, principals and treasurers

PARCC releases new sample test items in preparation for field testing next spring

Testing window for third grade reading instruction option begins Oct. 7

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8/28/2013

For curriculum directors, teachers and school counselors

Schools needed to participate in performance assessment pilot

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