The reports include:
• An overall score in Math and in English.
• A breakdown of your child’s performance into specific skills for each subject area.
• How your child is performing in comparison to other students in the same school, district, and state.
The Louisiana Department of Education has released a suite of resources to further support parents’ understanding of the PARCC student reports.
The Parent Results Guide can help you read and interpret the results and share resources available to support student learning at home. These resources can be found in the Family Support Toolbox section of the LDOE’s website:
These scores will be used to help teachers identify where students needs extra support, or can be challenged by going deeper into subject matter. They will also be used to measure how well our school is doing in helping students achieve higher expectations.
Your child’s score may look lower this year because the tests measured more complex skills including critical thinking, problem solving, and analyzing. A low score does not mean your child did not improve or learned less. It simply means that the expectations have been raised for all students.
Results on these tests will not impact student promotion, or negatively impact students or teachers in any way. This test is just one measure of how well your child is performing academically. Other information, such as grades, teacher feedback and scores on other tests, will help determine your child’s academic strengths and needs