PARCC Model Content Frameworks and Module Instructional Unit Samples

The PARCC Model Content Frameworks for mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA/literacy) were developed through a state-led process to serve as a bridge between the Common Core State Standards and the PARCC assessments. The Model Content Frameworks are resources offered by PARCC to help curriculum developers and teachers as they work to implement the standards in Arizona schools. They are designed with the following purposes in mind:

  • Supporting implementation of the Common Core State Standards, and
  • Informing the development of item specifications and blueprints for the PARCC assessments in grades 3-8 and high school.

 Use the new PARCC Frameworks Browsers for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics to access and search online versions of the Model Content Frameworks. The Model Content Frameworks in an interactive way, creating a more accessible tool for users. Use the Frameworks Browser to search the Model Content Frameworks by grade, key concept, or keyword.

Model Content Frameworks – ELA/Literacy Grades 3-11  PDF icon

Model Content Frameworks – Mathematics Grades 3-11   PDF icon

These Module Instructional Unit Samples have been designed to support educators in preparing students for the PARCC assessment. Items are aligned to Arizona’s Common Core Standards, adopted in 2010.

3rd – 5th Grade Content Framework Module Samples

Module C 3-5 – Draft

6th – 8th Grade Content Framework Module Samples

Module A 6-8 – Draft

High School (9th – 12th Grade) Content Framework Module Samples

Grade 10 – Module 10C – Draft


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