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    PARCC Testing Begins with a Few Technical Issues

    PARCC Tests replaces the Illinois Standards Achievement Test and the Prairie State Achievement Examination this month in all schools throughout Illinois. The PARCC (Partnership of Readiness of College and Careers) tests will be taken online and cover Common Core Standards that Illinois Schools implemented in 2013. One major difference between the previous tests and the new test is that they are taken online. There is a pencil and paper option, but Decatur Public Schools will be taking the online version. Previously, South Shores Elementary School told Herald and Review that they had trouble administering the practice test, but they were able to get the bugs worked out and feel as if they will be fine come test time. Durfee Technology Magnet School faced similar technical problems when administering the actual test. I spoke with a teacher, who prefers to remain anonymous, about the situation, and she stated that:

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