The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is an assessment aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Students in all RI schools will begin taking the PARCC in the Spring of 2015 as the state assessment in the areas of English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. (Students in grades 4, 8, and 11 will continue to take the science NECAP which is aligned to the RI Science GSEs.) Here is some important information about the PARCC assessments: