Sample Score Report - English Language Arts

Step One

Overall Performance

Your student’s overall score (out of a possible 850) and performance level (1-5) gives a quick glimpse of whether he or she is on-track with grade-level expectations. Level 1 indicates the greatest need for improvement and Level 5 indicates the strongest performance.

Sample Score Report - English Language Arts

Step Two

Performance Levels

The color-coded key next to the overall performance information provides details on each of the different performance levels. They describe how well students met grade-level expectations.

Sample Score Report - English Language Arts

Step Three

Score Graph

The colored graph shows the score ranges for each performance level and where your child’s score falls within that range, indicating how close your child is to the next level. This section also shows how your student is performing compared to students in the same school, as well as across the district, state, and, in some states, across the states administering the PARCC test.

Sample Score Report - English Language Arts

Step Four

Score Breakdown

On page two, the English language arts report will show your student’s overall performance in reading and writing, as well as your child’s numerical score for a sub-set of questions in those categories. You will also receive information about your child’s performance on specific skills within English language arts, so you can see where your student is excelling or needs additional support. Each area includes a description of the skills needed to demonstrate a clear understanding of grade-level standards.

Sample Score Report - Mathematics

Step One

Overall Performance

Your student’s overall score (out of a possible 850) and performance level (1-5) gives a quick glimpse of whether he or she is on-track with grade-level expectations. Level 1 indicates the greatest need for improvement and Level 5 indicates the strongest performance.

Sample Score Report - Mathematics

Step Two

Performance Levels

The color-coded key next to the overall performance information provides details on each of the different performance levels. They describe how well students met grade-level expectations.

Sample Score Report - Mathematics

Step Three

Score Graph

The colored graph shows the score ranges for each performance level and where your child’s score falls within that range, indicating how close your child is to the next level. This section also shows how your student is performing compared to students in the same school, as well as across the district, state, and, in some states, across the states administering the PARCC test.

Sample Score Report - Mathematics

Step Four

Score Breakdown

On page two, the mathematics report will show your child’s performance on specific skills within mathematics, so you can see where your student is excelling or needs additional support. Each area includes a description of the skills needed to demonstrate a clear understanding of grade-level standards.

This is a sample score report for sixth grade.  You will receive a report for the mathematics test your child took.

Scores on the new assessments are an academic checkup and will provide information to help teachers and schools adjust instruction to meet your child’s needs.

Help your child at home

Families of students in grades 3-8 can take advantage of the GreatKids Test Guide for Parents to better understand what their child was tested on and how to support their child’s learning, grade-by-grade and subject-by-subject. To get started, grab your score report and choose your state and the grade your child was in last year. Also available en Espanol.

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