Statewide test results: 82 percent of Zion Central 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 Zion Central Middle School English language scores, about 16 percent met expectations and 2 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 28 percent approached expectations, while 27 percent partially met expectations and 27 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 Zion Central Middle School, which enrolled 568 students in 2017, fell below 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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