One step closer to PARCC tests results as more states back out
All last week, educators from a dozen states crouched over computers and calculators in meeting rooms at a Denver hotel.
They carried a heavy burden — deciphering the meaning of scores from a new generation of standardized tests meant to be tough.
This was yet another step in a long process that in the fall or early winter will culminate with parents receiving reports explaining how their children fared on tests in math, reading and writing.
High school teachers and administrators with college and university folks sprinkled in were tasked with deciding where scores on high school PARCC math tests should fall in five “performance levels.”
The top three levels signal a strong grasp of Common Core state math standards that should set students up for college or career.
Outside the bubble of the Denver Renaissance Hotel in Stapleton, where the focus is the task at hand, PARCC faces an uncertain future.