County and school-level results are in for the second year of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) tests administred in Maryland schools last spring.
Student subgroup data was also released on a state, system and school basis. It follows the release of the Maryland state results on the PARCC assessment last month.
“The PARCC results provide a valuable tool that our educators can use to strengthen classroom instruction,” said Dr. Karen Salmon, state superintendent of schools. “When combined with other assessment data and evidence of performance, teachers can tailor their efforts to individual student needs.”
Statewide mathematics results had modest overall gains, while the English/language arts test scores showed little change. The PARCC exams are considerably more rigorous than the Maryland School Assessment tests they replaced in 2015.
Scores on the PARCC Assessment are not being used for student, educator, school or system-level accountability purposes at this time. Maryland is currently in the midst of reviewing and revising its accountability system, under the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act.
PARCC assessments are scored on a five-point scale, with level 1 set as not meeting expectations and level 5 as exceeding expectations.
Click next below for Anne Arundel County School System results.