PARCC Practice
PARCC stands for: Partnership for Assessment and Readiness for College and Careers.
On the test there will be both calculator and noncalculator portions. The ONLY calculator you are allowed to use is the one the test provides in the browser window. Doing math on a computer can feel kind of awkward. In order to have some practice using the online graphing calculator and the equation editor we are going to do a practice test.
You will be allowed to use the following reference sheet for both the Algebra 1 and Geometry tests (also attached to the right). I'll have a paper copy for you when we do the practice tests together.


Remember, computers are stupidthey need to be told the exact way to do things. For example, for the problem 4x=8, if you enter x=2 that would be correct. If you entered x=1*2 or x=2^1, although technically correct, those answers would be marked wrong by the computer grading system. Please remember to reduce your answers to simplest form.
If you are on a laptop at your house, please do not use Chrome as your browser. Firefox works. Safari works. Believe it or not, even Internet Explorer works. I know right?!
Algebra 1

GeometryATTENTION: If you are a 7th grader taking Proof Geometry, you will take the Algebra 1 test to the left.
Geometry Practice Test  Part 2

After you've finished, if you're at all curious about how you did, here are the answer keys.
*Because of how early we are taking the PARCC test this year, we will skip this paragraph.
Regardless of your math class, we will start with a couple of sample 8th grade tests (below). Since you are all technically enrolled in a high school course, this is what PARCC "review" feels like. When you encounter a concept you haven't seen before or just one you want to review together be sure to write it down. I plan to go over questions in class after we take the practice tests. If you want a little more practice on your own time, here are all the PARCC math practice tests. 