PARCC Testing Results For Los Alamos Public Schools

Chart shows district-level percent of students proficient and above on PARCC by ELA and Math. Courtesy/LAPS

Chart shows district-level percent of students proficient and above on PARCC by ELA and Math. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Results from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test are now available. Students in the Los Alamos Public Schools demonstrated promising results. PARCC is one of the statewide standardized tests required by the New Mexico Secretary of Education.

For PARCC scores for each school district in New Mexico, visit https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/bureaus/accountability/achievement-data/.

The purpose of PARCC is to evaluate student achievement in mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA). This set of assessments is administered each spring to all students in grades 3-11. While this assessment yields valuable data, it is important to remember that it is one data point among many.

The PARCC results are split into five levels, with levels 4 and 5 being considered proficient and above. In the summary of the results below, we compare the percent of proficient and above students to the previous year’s results.

Overall, more grade levels saw increases in proficiency than decreases. Los Alamos Middle School had the most significant increase; LAMS not only increased the number of students who scored in the 4 and 5 levels, they also decreased the number of students scoring 1 and 2. The Math proficiency rate increased by 9 percent and ELA increased by 7 percent.

There are 18 categories of PARCC, and for LAPS, 12 of those categories went up compared to last year’s results. The categories that increased:

  • Algebra I;
  • Algebra II;
  • Math Grade 8;
  • Math Grade 7;
  • Math Grade 6;
  • Math Grade 3;
  • ELA Grade 11;
  • ELA Grade 10;
  • ELA Grade 8;
  • ELA Grade 7;
  • ELA Grade 6; and
  • ELA Grade 3.
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