Results from First PARCC Tests Aren’t Good

The first numbers from a new state student achievement test are out… and they’re as bad as expected.

Only around a third of students at all grade levels met or exceeded expectations in language and math in the new PARCC test. In many cases, between one-third and one-half of students only partially met expectations… or did not meet them at all.

State school superintendent Tony Smith says this is the first year for a test that was designed to measure readiness for college and careers and says the data will provide information on how to make education better in the future.

The initial data release did not include district-by-district and school-level information. State officials say that information may not be available until at least November.

(This story courtesy of 970 WMAY/Springfield)

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