Statewide test results: 50 percent of New Athens Junior High failed English language arts
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, is administered to third- through eighth-graders in Illinois, testing them in reading and math based on Common Core standards.
According to New Athens Junior High English language scores, about 47 percent met expectations and 3 percent exceeded them. Students whose results are in either category are considered to be most ready to move on to the next level and are most prepared for college or work.
Another 31 percent approached expectations, while 11 percent partially met expectations and 9 percent did not meet them. Students who scored in these categories are not ready for the next level of schooling, according to the test.
Test results at New Athens Junior High, which enrolled 105 students in 2017, surpassed state averages.
Statewide, 37 percent of students passed the test and 63 percent failed.
Of students statewide who passed, only five percent 'exceeded' expectations.
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