Ohio releases preliminary PARCC results by district

PARCC tests

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Ohio Department of Education released preliminary Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test results from last spring’s standardized tests in math, English language arts, science and social studies.

The data will be reviewed by schools districts and then used to calculate Ohio School Report Cards.

Each district has the opportunity to review the data and compare it with local figures.

The results show how many students per district scored proficient or above on the standardized testing and the percentages of those who fell below.

In a snapshot of scores from various schools in the Mahoning Valley, 68.9 percent of fourth graders in the Warren City School District scored proficient or above in English language arts, while 54.2 percent of eight grades were proficient or better. In contrast, 93.9 percent of fourth graders in the Maplewood School District scored proficient or better and 90.6 percent of eight graders were proficient or better.

In Mahoning County, 55.8 percent of fourth graders in the Youngstown City School District scored proficient or better in English language arts, while 28.6 percent of eighth graders met the benchmark for proficient. In Boardman, 90.1 percent of fourth graders scored proficient or above, and 89.3 of eighth graders met the benchmark for English language arts.

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In Columbiana County, 85.1 percent of fourth graders in the Columbiana Exempted Village School District scored proficient of better in English language arts and  90.1 percent of eighth graders met the benchmark.

The Ohio Department of Education indicated that the test results should not be compared to previous Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Tests scores and that the preliminary results are from new tests with greater expectations.

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