In March, high school students across the state will be introduced to a new type of test.
The PARCC tests are going to replace the ISATs and the PSAEs and next month, Clinton High School students will begin the series of assessments. According to Principal Jerry Wayne, the PARCC tests are going to be very in depth and will be much different from the type of testing students are used to.
Not only are the tests going to be different from what students and parents are used to, the tests are going to be longer. Wayne explains this is going to provide them a lot of challenges, especially because they have to test all students in a certain amount of time.
Wayne notes, there are not many practice tests or sample tests, so as the PARCC assessments get closer, he and his staff at the high school will be working to prepare their students as best they can for the tests.