• Learning a few test taking strategies before taking the PARCC could boost your score the week of the test, as well as on any test. Know the format of the test and conquer it. Use the attached links to bring up your typing speed, become familiar with the keyboard and practice your skills. Every day in school you learn the information that is on the test for that year and then it is up to you to master it and then show what you can do on the day of the assessment. You can't cram for PARCC. It is a cumulative test. Make sure that you are asking questions questions in class and getting extra help when you need so that you can work towards mastering the skills and information being taught.