LAPS Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
The Los Alamos Public Schools have received individual PARCC Score reports for students in grades 3-8.
The detailed student reports will help teachers and families further understand what students know and are able to demonstrate. Each student will receive one score report for English Language Arts (ELA) and one for mathematics.
Score reports include several sections. The first section is the Overview, which provides a student’s overall score and performance level.
Performance levels are similar to grades; they are ranges of scores that indicate the level of a student’s understanding of the subject being assessed.
PARCC results are divided into five levels. If a student is at Level 1 or 2, they may be struggling and need help mastering the content. Identifying early challenges allows teachers and parents to consider how best to help students – RTI (Response to Intervention), tutoring, or other supports our schools provide.
Students who scored at Level 4 or Level 5 often need to be continually challenged. Knowing they are demonstrating a strong grasp of the content, we will help keep that bar high so they can continue to grow.
How can you get help to understand this new test?
There are resources at www.UnderstandtheScore.org. This website has mock score reports, parent guides, videos, and descriptions of the higher standards and explanations of how the test is scored.
High School reports have already been distributed. Elementary students will bring the reports home in the report card envelope Dec. 18 and Middle School reports will be mailed out the first of January with report cards.