The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is the new state assessment and accountability measure for Illinois students enrolled in a public school district. PARCC assesses the New Illinois Learning Standards Incorporating the Common Core and will be administered to students in English Language Arts and mathematics.
PARCC assessments in English Language Arts and mathematics will be administered to all students in grades 3-8, according to their current grade level. At the high school level, students enrolled in English III will be assessed in English Language Arts, students enrolled in Algebra II / Math III will be assessed in mathematics, and students enrolled in both English III and Algebra II / Math III will be assessed in English Language Arts and mathematics, regardless of grade level.
Below is a 3 minute video on PARCC.
The district also uses the STAR assessments in Reading and Math. These tests are given three times a year, and allows teachers to track student progress throughout the year. This system also allows teachers to monitor student progress on a weekly basis in order to address each students needs. Below is a video that provides more detailed information on the STAR assessments.