The Thomas B. Fordham Institute and Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO)

In February 2016, The Thomas B. Fordham Institute and Human Resources Research Organization released parallel studies based on the exacting criteria for high-quality assessments set by the Council of Chief State School Officers. These studies showed that the PARCC test emphasizes the most important content and requires students to demonstrate the depth of work called for by college- and career-ready standards. They also conclude that the PARCC test measures a wide range of real-world skills like critical thinking, problem solving, and analysis.