New Jersey PARCC Results Published

This first report gives aggregate scores for the state; more localized results will roll out over the next few weeks. A major takeaway: “As expected, the PARCC test results reveal areas where significant attention is needed. It should not be surprising that the results demonstrate that on average our youngest students meet or exceed expectations at higher levels than our high school students. After all, third grade students in 2015 began their schooling as kindergarten students in the 2011-2012 school year and have been continuously educated in our new standards. Yet, the results in high school – particularly in mathematics – demonstrate that there is significant work ahead to align curriculum and instructional practices to the standards and better scaffold student learning throughout a student’s career.”(8) NJ Spotlight has a good overview; as well as some informative graphics; nj.com also has reportage .

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