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PARCC Test Illinois

Illinois employs the PARCC to measure students' ability to understand and reason rather than memorize facts and others' interpretation of said facts. The PARCC also aims to advance accountability and help teachers spot students in need of extra practice. The PARCC Math test requires students to express mathematical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve real-world problems and construct mathematical arguments. The PARCC ELA test assesses students' ability to comprehend a range of complex texts independently as well as to write effectively using coherent language and clear reasoning.

PARCC Scores Illinois

Most students who took the PARCC test performed either the same or worse in 2016 than they did in the previous year on the PARCC ELA test. Most students who took the PARCC Math test in 2016 performed better than they did in the previous year. The table below lists the percentage of students who earned a score of 4 or 5 on the Illinois PARCC exams:

Grades 2015 - ELA 2016 - ELA 2015 - Math 2016 - Math
Grade 3 35% 35% 34% 40%
Grade 4 40% 37% 28% 31%
Grade 5 39% 35% 27% 32%
Grade 6 35% 34% 27% 29%
Grade 7 40% 38% 28% 27%
Grade 8 40% 40% 32% 32%


How PARCC Scores Affect Students in Illinois

Currently, PARCC scores have no immediate consequences for schools or students. The data is used to measure growth and determine cut scores for performance levels. Some colleges, however, are working toward accepting PARCC assessment scores as one of their placement tools and readiness determiners for college-level courses.

PARCC scores are used to identify areas of strength and weakness. Teachers may use this knowledge to offer students the extra practice and instruction they need to be successful. Parents can also use this information to coordinate a plan with a student's teachers to help him or her improve. Read more about the PARCC scores.

PARCC Practice Pack - Online

The PARCC tests assess students' understanding of taught material rather than superficial facts. Students are asked to apply mathematical reasoning and to analyze texts to solve problems, a thought process that requires practice to master. Since the PARCC plays a significant role in influencing your child's future, it is vital to spend time preparing for it. TestPrep-Online's PARCC preparation packs contain PARCC practice tests, study guides, and detailed answer explanations, all of which will help prepare your child for the PARCC.

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