How Will I Be Assessed?

For students, classroom and state assessments on the New Mexico Common Core State Standards will be both very much the same and very different from what you experience now. Assessments will continue to take place at about the same times of year and for about the same length of time as they do now, but the kinds of questions that you must answer and the forms that your answers take will change.

New Mexico students will take the same proficiency and accountability exams on the Common Core State Standards as students in 23 other states. That's because New Mexico is a member in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a consortium of states working together to developing new assessments for students in grades 3-11 that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards. These next generation assessments will be taken on-line. Also, much more of your classroom work and your class quizzes and exams will involve computers and technology. Teachers will ask you to do class projects, experiments and other activities that will be considered in the state assessment. You will be writing out detailed explanations of how you have solved a problem in math, and in English Language Arts you will be writing essays and describing your ideas and reasoning, not just selecting an answer from a multiple choice list. Using your creativity to think about and solve problems, and having strong reading, writing, vocabulary, and computational skills all will be necessary to your success.

Visit our PARCC webpage  to learn more about the PARCC assessments

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