The shift toward computer delivered assessments bring a mix of emotions as we’re both excited about its potential, yet overwhelmed by the demands it places on us as educators. With this in mind, we have begun introducing our teachers to comparable tools that they can use in the classroom now to prepare students for those we will see integrated into the tests next year. Here is the Preparing for PARCC Testing ppt Powerpoint I used for teachers in Blount County this week. It contains information about the PARCC guidelines, as well as links to some terrific freebie Web 2.0 resources, tech tutorial sites, and software supports for consideration. The TN Department of Education has also provided us with additional resources offering greater detail. This PARCC Accessibility Manual for Field Testing includes additional information related to test questions with accessibility supports.