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The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments that measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and careers.

DC Science is the District of Columbia's statewide assessment of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The DC Science assessment presents students with tasks that are built around scientific phenomena as well as engineering design challenges.

What can you find on this site? This site hosts all of the tools necessary for Test Coordinators, Technology Coordinators, and Test Administrators to prepare for and administer PARCC English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics and DC Science Assessments.

Where can you find information about the test design, released items, and resources for parents? Click here.


PearsonAccessnext serves as the entry point to all Pearson services used by schools and districts participating in the PARCC ELA/L and Math and DC Science Assessments.

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Technology Setup

Prepare your system for the computer-based assessment. Access technical guidelines, user guides, and TestNav.

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Manuals and Modules

Manuals and training modules are used by Test Coordinators, Test Administrators, and Technology Coordinators to plan and administer the tests.

Test Preparation

Users can access sample items, TestNav 8 tutorials, and practice tests to prepare for the PARCC ELA/L and Math and DC Science Assessments.

Administration Resources

Resource documents for Test Coordinators, Test Administrators, Technology Coordinators districts, and schools.

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Assistance is available via webform, phone, and frequently asked questions.

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Transcend Interim Study

Access to manuals, training resources, reports, and sample reports.

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