PARCC, the Common Core-aligned test being taken by millions of students this semester, is supposed to take more than two hours per day to complete. But why should students devote more than 15 minutes to a test that won’t affect their grades, their ability to graduate, or their college admissions prospects?

Some students have proclaimed that they will bomb the test on purpose:

Does anyone really believe that the results of this test mean anything?


Before you let your kid take the PARCC test, try out this practice problem

Illinois’ 2012 Teacher of the Year speaks out against PARCC test