PARCC Scores Show Improvements Again For DC Students

For the fourth straight year in a row D.C. Public School students show improvements on the Partnership For Assessment for College and Careers tests. It’s also known as PARCC.

This test which looks at English and math is administered every spring. It is for students in grades 3rd through 8th grade. The results from the most recent scores show an increase in English but little gains on the math section of the test.

DC’s new Schools Chancellor Dr. Lewis Ferebee says he will be looking at how the students are being taught math and where improvements can be made. Ferebee believes the systems math curriculum is strong but he wants to make sure that the lessons better align with the assessments required.

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has also admitted that the graduation rates were down last year by 4.6 percent. Many attribute that to big changes in attendance guidelines. She remains confident that the numbers will improve in time.

Leaders are reminding parents that school starts for the Fall semester on Monday. Parents must make sure their children are immunized so they can attend classes on the first day.

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