We previously examined in detail the content of a sample question
coming out of Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, and it would be only fair to have a look at one of PARCC’s high school questions as well.
At the high school level, PARCC to date has played it safe by only
releasing three official questions, all of Type I, its most basic level,
which in the following example requires students to perform a
mathematical procedure and enter numbers into empty boxes:

To work out this math problem, students must still
resort to rewriting the entire equation on a piece of paper, with the very real possibility of a transcription error, so
exactly what advantage for students has been gained by moving such assessments onto a computer?