PARCC End-of-Year (EOY) ELA Practice Tests Are Now Available!

LITERACY AND THE COMMON COREIn case you do not subscribe to the PARCC Newsletter, this good news arrived today: We can now see what will likely be on the May assessments.

I took a quick look at the practice tests, and they are READING tests: just multiple-choice and drag-and-drop questions about literary and informational texts. No writing. My first impression was that there seem to be more questions about inferring main idea and author’s purpose than we’ve seen on the practice tests for the impending March Performance-Based Assessments (PBAs). But I could be wrong.

In a few weeks, I will post some more detailed thoughts and observations.

For the curious, here is the link (Look for “EOY” tests):


About theliteracycookbook

In addition to this blog, I am the creator of THE LITERACY COOKBOOK Website ( and ONLY GOOD BOOKS Blog (, and the author of THE LITERACY COOKBOOK: A Practical Guide to Effective Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening Instruction (Jossey-Bass, 2012), LITERACY AND THE COMMON CORE: Recipes for Action (Jossey-Bass, 2014), and USING GRAMMAR TO IMPROVE WRITING: Recipes for Action (BookBaby, 2018). Check out my Website for more information about my consulting work.
This entry was posted in Assessment(s), ELA Common Core Standards, PARCC, Professional Development, Reading, Reading Informational Text, Reading Literature, Resources, Test Prep and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s