PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: This coming spring, nearly 1.2 million students will take the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) exam. But how can one prepare for a test that no one really knows much about? Well, PARCC released sample questions on Wednesday to assuage some of those fears. PARCC also released online tutorials that 1) demonstrate how students will navigate the test and 2) describe features that make the test more accessible for all students, including SPED and ELL students. For more info, check out the press release.