PARCC

Do PARCC scores really predict student success?

Do PARCC scores really predict student success?

A recent article about the PARCC assessment stated that "a score of four is considered passing and indicates that a student will be ready to do college-level work or to get a job that can sustain a family" (“State delays diploma standard,” Oct. 28).

I must ask the reporter, as I do my students: Where is the evidence to support this claim? Why is this unsubstantiated claim stated as a fact, rather than an opinion, like the quote by Maryland State Education Association president Betty Weller questioning the validity of...

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