We recently received a letter from Dr. Hagstrom regarding PARCC testing. PARCC stands for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career.
Please click the letter to read it in full, it gives some helpful tips and logistical information on how to help your child prepare for the test.
The test will be administered at Disney between March 28 and April 7.
The PARCC test is very controversial, and many parents want to refuse it. According to the letter, testing is required for grades 3-8 students. Every child must be presented with the test. Although they do not encourage students to refuse to test, if you do want your child to refuse, they ask that you send a letter to the school. Without notification, they will call you to verify your child’s participation.
When a child refuses to take the test, he/she will stay in the testing room and engage in a silent, student guided instructional activity.
For those that do want to refuse the test, here are some alternative resources, including sample letters: