As an assessment of their academic readiness, Illinois students in grades 3-8 take the PARCC exam each spring. ("PARCC" is short for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.)

Need a quick introduction to PARCC? We invite you to watch this video, which clocks in at just under three and a half minutes. The video was produced by Advance Illinois, and it provides an overview of what's involved in the assessment program.