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Harford, Cecil public school students dive into PARCC tests
Harford, Cecil public school students dive into PARCC tests

Students in Harford County Public Schools and their counterparts across the state are in the midst of an intense spring testing cycle, as they complete the state's first year of PARCC assessment exams. The PARCC, or Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, standardized tests are designed to replace some of the Maryland School Assessments, or MSAs, that have been used to assess student learning in Maryland for several years. One Bel Air Elementary School parent, whose fifth-grade daughter is taking the PARCC after having taken the MSAs in third and fourth grade, said she is still learning the details of the new testing regimen. "It's always been...

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