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Junior Journalist Update from Addams – by Abby W.

Last month Addams students got ready to take the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) test. This test shows the state how much we know and what we have learned this year. We prepared by doing different packets and booklets to review. Because this test is so important, not only did we have to know all the material, we also needed to make sure that we were mentally and physically ready. To start the day off right we had a good breakfast and got enough sleep the night before.

PARCC has two tests we had to take. The first one was Language Arts (LA) and the second was math. Each test had three different parts and each day we took one part. In the LA portion, we had to read two or three different texts and answer questions based off all of them. One of the questions made us type a response about how the texts were similar and different. We only had 90 minutes to take each test and answer all of the questions. In math we used calculators to answer word problems and different equations.

Even though we were busy with all the testing we still did our normal class work and every night did our homework. PARCC testing took two weeks to complete.