Public Review of PARCC Grade- and Subject-Specific PLDs

posted Apr 11, 2013, 6:43 AM by Roe Admin   [ updated Apr 11, 2013, 6:43 AM ]

PARCC is seeking feedback from the public on its draft Grade- and Subject-Specific Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs) through 5:00 PM ET on May 8, 2013.


While the grade- and subject-specific PLDs are scheduled for formal adoption in June 2013, they will undergo a number of iterations after that point, as data on student performance is collected during PARCC item development research (being conducted this spring and summer), field testing in spring 2014, and the first operational year of administration in school year 2014-15. This iterative process will ensure that the performance level scores students receive on PARCC assessments are a valid reflection of what they know and can do and, at the high school level in particular, whether students have attained the knowledge and skills necessary to earn a College- and Career-Ready Determination.

You can view an introductory PowerPoint presentation and review the draft PLDs for each content area on the corresponding pages linked below. Please consult the FAQs for answers to general questions about the PLD development process and next steps.

To provide your feedback, please complete the online survey available on each content area page: Draft ELA/Literacy PLDs [2] and Draft Mathematics PLDs [3]