Schedule & Overview
PARCC testing will begin on April 8th, with the majority of students testing according to the following schedule:
7th grade: 4/24 – 5/2
8th grade: 5/3 – 5/14
6th grade: 5/15 – 5/22
PARCC is the District-wide annual standardized assessment and all students are required to participate. Testing will take place each day from 8:45-11am. We ask families to avoid scheduling appointments during the times your children will be testing. Students will not be allowed to enter a test session late, nor are they allowed to be dismissed from a testing session and return to the test. Please see Chancellor Ferebee’s letter regarding PARCC testing here. More detailed information and resources regarding PARCC testing at Deal will be shared in the coming weeks, for now, please review the Chancellor’s Letter to Families about PARCC. The letter is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Amharic at this link.
Getting Ready for PARCC
All students will review the testing schedule and expectations with their teachers and grade-level Assistant Principals prior to testing.
Parents, please help ensure that your student arrives at school well-rested and on time. Students must leave all electronics (including cell phones and smart watches) in lockers during testing. Students should bring a book to read following testing.
Families are welcome to explore the practice ELA, Math, and Science (Grade 8 only) tests available online https://dc.mypearsonsupport.com/practice-tests/. The practice tests are formatted like PARCC and provide the same access to built-in tools such as a highlighter, answer eliminator, and calculator (for particular portions of Math and Science).