Dunlap Grade PARCC information

2017

A Note from Mrs. Ellis

Students in grades 3-5 will take the PARCC assessment beginning the week of March 27th. There are valuable PARCC resources listed below that will provide you more details about the format and structure of the PARCC assessments.


The PARCC assessment results will provide us data that will assist us in measuring overall curriculum and program effectiveness. We will also be able to analyze the data to compare student groups and measure individual student growth. The PARCC assessment aligns to college and career readiness expectations from Kindergarten through 12th Grade.


Whereas PARCC does have its place in measuring some of the key academic skills of our students, I want to also assure you, that at Dunlap Grade School, we recognize that PARCC does not measure other key areas of our school that we value.


I see daily the time, intensity, and dedication that our teachers and students show in their work and tenacity for learning. I walk through DGS and am witness to the amazing learning and teaching that occurs. I look forward to receiving the results of our PARCC exam this summer, but am equally proud of the following:

  • The will and effort that our Royal students take on developing an attitude that will help them become lifelong learners
  • The empathy and kindness our students show toward each other
  • Our students’ abilities to problem solve and think critically in unique and individual ways
  • The passion our students show toward creative arts, athletics, and music
  • The laughter, smiles, and humor that are shared amongst our students and staff
  • Seeing a child choose to read a book and foster their own love of learning and reading in the hallways
  • Watching a quiet exchange between students regarding what it means to be a ROYAL
  • Our teachers continuously striving to provide new and innovative approaches to their classroom instruction
  • The involvement of our families that make the success of our efforts even greater


The scores we will receive from PARCC will tell us important information that will guide and form school improvement goals, but the scores will not tell us everything about Dunlap Grade and what it means to be a ROYAL. We cannot put a measure on everything that makes Dunlap Grade School a great place to learn!


Go Be a Royal!

Dunlap Grade School Testing Schedule

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About Testing Times

Testing schedules are listed above to include time for directions and logging into the testing platform. The specific test times given to the students for testing are listed below:



Grade 3

ELA Unit Times

Unit 1 - 90 min

Unit 2 - 75 min

Unit 3 - 90 min


Math Unit Times

Unit 1 - 60 min

Unit 2 - 60 min

Unit 3 - 60 min

Unit 4 - 60 min


Grades 4-5

ELA Unit Times

Unit 1 - 90 min

Unit 2 - 90 min

Unit 3 - 90 min


Math Unit Times

Unit 1 - 60 min

Unit 2 - 60 min

Unit 3 - 60 min

Unit 4 - 60 min

PARCC Resources

PARCC Snacks

Thank you to our Parent's Club. They will provide daily snacks for students on the days that they test. We appreciate the support!
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