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Cox Not Disappointed with PARCC Assessments

November 12th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Although the initial PARCC assessments, or Common Core, numbers released for the Allegany County School system are far from stellar- School Superintendent Dr. David Cox said he is not disappointed. The data released late last week, and presented in detail during this week’s school board meeting,  is designed to  set a new baseline that will help to determine if students are on track to graduate ready for college or careers.  Locally, less than  24% of high school students taking the PARCC Algebra I assessment last spring scored at a Level 4 and 5 combined – the two highest levels on the PARCC five-point score scale.  Just over 17% of students taking the English 10 test scored at a Level 4 and 5 combined, while only  6% reached those Levels in Algebra II, the first-ever Algebra II test in the State.  Superintendent Cox tells WCBC News that it is unrealistic to expect consistently high scores in the first year of a new program…


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