For new teachers and parents, all the acronyms in education can become overwhelming. Just when Arizonans were comfortable with understanding the acronym for Arizona’s AIMS testing, it’s time to become familiar with a new one: PARCC. This stands for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. Arizona has adopted the CCS, that’s the Common Core Standards which should be fully implemented by the next school year (2013 – 2014). On the heels of this implementation, the AIMS test will be replaced by the PARCC which will be ready to be administered during the 2014-2015 school year.
If you’d like to learn more about the Common Core Standards in AZ, here is Arizona’s Common Core webpage. Enjoy the ride!