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IL schools wait on PARCC test results


The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test results are supposed to be coming in Wednesday, and Illinois school administrators are warning school districts to be ready for low scores. 

Jennifer Ellermeyer, a teacher a Murphysboro High School, says as of now, they’re not sure where to go but once they see what the deficiencies or strengths may be with their students' PARCC test results, they can then plan how to drive a better curriculum.

With high concern of low PARCC test scores not just within the state, but other states as well, Ellermeyer says these test results should not be based on a teacher’s instruction level. And there are two elements to look at.

“It’s either the instruction being taught or it’s the tool that’s being used that’s being assessed," Ellermeyer said. "I think that's something we’ll have to look at when these scores come back? Again where are the strengths, weaknesses with the students’ data coming in. Is it something that we can work on improving in the classroom, or is it a problem with the actual assessment tool, being the PARCC test.”

Ellermeyer says the school tested its freshmen students in hopes to have three more years to implement changes in the curriculum if need be.

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