This Lumos tedBook Includes: 3 Practice tests Detailed answer explanations for every question In-depth coverage of Writing Tasks, Reading Tasks and Language Skills Strategies for building speed and accuracy Aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) PLUS One Year access to Online Workbooks Hundreds of practice questions with detailed answers Anywhere Access! Learn using a smart phone, tablet or personal computer Individualized score reports Self-paced and student-directedPLUS FREE Lumos StepUp Mobile App Scan QR Code in the book to instantly access online workbooks Convenient access to the Common Core State StandardsLumos Study Program is used by the leading schools and libraries to improve student achievement on the standardized tests.How can students succeed on the PARCC test using the Lumos Study Program?At Lumos Learning, we believe that yearlong learning and adequate practice before the actual test are the keys to student success on the standardized tests. We have designed the Lumos Study Program to help students get plenty of realistic practice before the test and to promote yearlong collaborative learning.Inside this book, you will find three comprehensive practice tests. Completing these tests will help students master the different areas that are included in the Common Core State Standards and practice test taking skills. The results will help the students and educators get insights into students' strengths and weaknesses in particular content areas. These insights could be used to help students strengthen their skills in difficult topics and to improve speed and accuracy while taking the test.The Lumos Online Workbooks consist of hundreds of grade appropriate questions based on the CCSS. Students will get instant feedback and can review their answers anytime. Each student's answers and progress can be reviewed by parents and educators to reinforce the learning experience.What is PARCC? The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness and College and Careers (PARCC) is one of two state consortiums responsible for developing assessments aligned to the new, more rigorous Common Core State Standards. There are currently 20 states involved in the PARCC consortium and a combination of educational leaders from those states along with test developers are working together to create the new computer based English Language Arts and Math assessments.When is the PARCC Timeline? Currently, PARCC is set to deliver the new assessments for the 2014-2015 school year.What are the planned parts of PARCC assessments? Although still in design phase, PARCC has released a plan for the yearly assessments. They will consist of: Optional diagnostic assessment Mid-year assessment Performance-based assessment End of year assessment Speaking and listening component assessmentIs this book completely aligned with the PARCC assessment guidelines?This PARCC tedBook is aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Most states that are in the PARCC consortium will measure student achievement through state tests in the Spring of 2014 and PARCC assessments in the 2014-2015 academic year. This book is designed to assist students and teachers during the transitional assessment period.