PARCC Assessment–Parent Information

March 2, 2015


Dear Newell Elementary Parents/Guardians,

We want to make you aware of some important information regarding thePARCC Assessments coming up this month.

Our third and fourth grade students have had time to preview the test format and practice taking both the PARCC Language Arts (ELA) and Math assessments. If you’d like to explore the PARCC test samples and resources, please take time to visit the PARCC website- This would also be a great opportunity to encourage your child to do his/her best, discuss the importance of a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast each day to prepare students for a productive morning of testing. Please also ensure they come to school with a nourishing snack and their favorite books to read if they finish early.

REMINDER: Our 4thgrade students will begin testing on Wednesday, March 4thand complete testing on Tuesday, March 10th. Make-ups for 4th grade will take place March 11th-March 17th.Our 3rdgraders will begin testing on Wednesday, March11th and conclude on Tuesday, March 17th. Make-ups for 3rd grade will take place March 18th-24th. Each day of PARCC testing will begin in the morning and conclude before 3rd and 4th grade lunches. Please note that it is important for students to arrive on time in order to be present for the first testing section of each day. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the administration of the PARCC Assessments.

As always, thank you for your continued support.


Tara Silva
Vice Principal