Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers (PARCC):
Range of Genres. The CCSS are clear that students must demonstrate the ability to read and comprehend a range of genres. Therefore, across and within grades, the Partnership will determine the appropriate balance of text types in each component in alignment with the CCSS. For example, the balance of text types for grade 6 components might be one-third literary, one-third history/social studies, and one-third science/technical.
- The high school CCSS do not include a variety of genres, unless a genre is defined as a "text type" like "literary," or "history/social studies."
- Whose performance is going to be evaluated by the genre/text type/disciplinary literacy scores is going to be a major bone of contention going forward.
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