Mathematics Sample Items
PARCC's ELA/Literacy items are being designed to adhere closely to the Common Core State Standards. At the heart of the core are the "shifts," which ground PARCC's assessment design. These "shifts" are a condensed version of the NYS Instructional shifts and are explained in the PowerPoint below.
Current sample items are grouped below by grade level:
Additional items and sample tasks have been created as a part of the PARCC Prototype Project and can be found here.