Fox Illinois reported earlier this month that only 37 percent of 3rd-8th graders in Illinois passed the PARCC’s reading and writing assessment. With the poor quality of the Common Core State Standards, it should not be a surprise.
The Chicago Tribune recently reported that the Illinois State Board of Education plans to modify the PARCC assessment for 3rd-8th graders on the heels of a recent standoff with Chicago Public Schools over the assessment, as well as, complaints from numerous school districts.
If teachers are really supposed to adjust their teaching methods due to standardized assessment results, then getting them a year late doesn’t help.
After Illinois dropped PARCC for high school students Chicagoland mom who goes by “MBA Mom” at Chicago Now asks why not for Grades 3-8 as well?
The Illinois State Board of Education decided that high school students will not have to take the PARCC assessment, they will have to take the SAT instead.