Massachusetts PARCC Summit

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Don’t miss a unique opportunity to learn from educators and technology practitioners who have experienced the PARCC online assessments first hand. Along with members of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, these practitioners will be leading sessions, discussions, and hands-on demonstrations to help support Massachusetts’ schools implementing or considering online PARCC assessments.

The Massachusetts PARCC Summit will be a FREE operational boot camp with sessions for school administrators, technology directors, IT professionals, data managers, student information directors, curriculum directors, and teachers. The sessions will be led by members of the Burlington and Revere Public Schools who completed extensive field tests last year, as well as ESE staff who are experts in the PARCC online assessments.

Registration is now open for this FREE event. The event will be held at Marshall Simonds Middle School in Burlington, Massachusetts on December 4, 2014 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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The event schedule will be posted soon. Session topics will include:

–  PARCC’s Effect on Your School
– Building Your Technology Infrastructure
– Scheduling and Staffing for Online Assessments
– Student Information and Data
– Devices: iPads, Chromebooks, MacOS, and PCs
– Proctor Caching
– Accommodations and Accessibility
– Pearson Access Updates

You can learn more about the implementation of the PARCC assessments in Massachusetts schools on the Mass PARCC Trial site. The site features details about the extensive trials completed in Burlington and Revere Public Schools.

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