• PARCC Acronyms

    Acronym

    Actual Title

    Explanation

    PARCC

    Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career

    The name of the assessment.

    ELA

    English Language Arts

    This refers to the literacy skills used throughout these PARCC assessments.

    PBA

    Performance-Based Assessment

    The March assessments include the Narrative PBA, Literary Analysis PBA, and The Research Simulation PBA. (RST)

    EOY

    End-of-Year Assessment

    This assessment is taken at the end of the school year in late April, early May.

    PCR

    Prose-Constructed Response

    The larger writing task completed with each performance-based assessment.

    EBSR

    Evidence-Based Selected Response (2 part multiple choice)

    When a second question on the PARCC is dependent on a student’s answer to the first question.

    TECR

    Technology-Enhanced Constructed Response

    A task that requires the students to use technology to capture student comprehension.