PARCC Model Content Frameworks - For Educators

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The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) has released the PARCC Model Content Frameworks in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics.

These frameworks were developed through a collaborative state-led process among state experts and members of the Common Core State Standards writing teams. New York State will be using these content frameworks in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics to drive the creation of Common Core State Standards aligned curriculum modules, as well as drive the changes that will appear in the state assessments throughout grades 3-8 and high school.

These are also resources that can be used voluntarily to help educators and those developing curricula and instructional materials. Educators are advised to have a copy of the Common Core State Standards available for use in conjunction with the Model Content Frameworks. PARCC developed the Model Content Frameworks to help:

  • Inform development of item specifications and blueprints for the PARCC assessments, and
  • Support implementation of the Common Core State Standards.