What is the PARCC test?
The PARCC test is a computerized assessment; the combined sections take between 8 and 9.5 hours to complete (grade level dependent). The test is typically administered over a number of days.
While I firmly believe that admissions requirements and qualification criteria must be relevant to the program for which they are assigned, I also believe that we must give students every opportunity to reach their fullest potential. An accelerated math program that effectively allows students to skip a year or more of math must ensure that the students in the program have the necessary background information, but this same requirement means that parents must seek out additional education opportunities for their children to ensure admittance into these programs.
This was, in many ways frustrating to him. As much as we saw that he didn't understand the world around him -- and the world didn’t understand him -- I think he internalized this even more. We stubbornly fought to find a place for him, though over the years, I’ve come to understand that, like my little brother, a small percentage of the world seems to operate on a different frequency, neither understanding or being understood by the masses of humanity.