TCAP, CMAS, CO ACT, PARCC — WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?PARCC: This is the assessment that will replace TCAP and is aligned with COMMON CORE, read more about it here. In 2012 Colorado became a governing member of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) consortia which is currently developing new assessments in English language arts and mathematics for grades 3-8 and high school. PARCC is only taken in certain districts that are field testing this year. Taken on a computer; data is collected and shared. Starting 2014/2015, PARCC tests are slated to be taken twice yearly in all Colorado schools.