PARCC: Won’t Somebody Please Think Of The Teachers

2/3/2015 7:38:00 AM

Those poor teachersI’ve made videos to help students better understand what to expect from the online nature of PARCC, but what about the teachers who will administer the test?

Teachers everywhere have a ton on their plate, but administering the PARCC shouldn’t be something that you worry about. It’s not bad. To prove it, I’ve made a new video to show teachers who are “lucky” enough to administer PARCC what to expect.

In the video, I walk through the responsibilities of a PARCC teacher aka Test Administrator and what a testing day will look like. The good news: 95% of your day is the same as when you’ve administered paper-based state tests. The only thing that changes is a few, new online responsibilities that I go over.

Now, I do want to be clear: I don’t work for PARCC, Pearson, the government, or anyone else. I’m just a teacher trying to make my teachers less anxious. As my school’s District Test Coordinator, I’ve read everything out there on PARCC and talked to a lot of people about it both in the Department of Ed. and Pearson so everything in the video, at this time and to my knowledge, is correct and accurate. I, however, reserve the right to be wrong. If I screwed something up, was unclear, or you have a question, feel free to let me know and I’ll fix or update the video.

Enjoy the video and feel free to use it in your training with your district or however else you want. Most of all, teachers, I want you to know you are going to be fine.

*Note: I may or may not have gone overboard with the whole “Mark Complete” thing…

cross-posted at Teched Up Teacher

Chris Aviles  presents on education topics including gamification, technology integration, BYOD, blended learning, and the flipped classroom. Read more at Teched Up Teacher. 

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