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

Score Graph

The colored graph shows the score ranges for each performance level and where your child’s score falls within that range. This gives you an indication of how close your child is to achieving the next level. This section also shows how your student is performing compared to students in the same grade at the same school, across the school district, around the state, and across the states administering the PARCC test.

Sample Score Report - English Language Arts

Step Three

Score Breakdown

The English language arts/literacy report will show your student’s overall performance in two main sub-categories: reading and writing. It will show 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 - English Language Arts

Step Four

Performance Levels

The second page of the report provides information on the different performance levels. They describe how well students met grade-level expectations.

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

Score Graph

The colored graph shows the score ranges for each performance level and where your child’s score falls within that range. This gives you an indication of how close your child is to achieving the next level. This section also shows how your student is performing compared to students in the same grade at the same school, across the school district, around the state, and across the states administering the PARCC test.

Sample Score Report - Mathematics

Step Three

Score Breakdown

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 the Geometry assessment.  You will receive a report for the mathematics test your child took.

Sample Score Report - Mathematics

Step Four

Performance Levels

The second page of the report provides information on the different performance levels. They describe how well students met grade-level expectations.

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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Parent Questions & Answers

What can I do to support my child?

There are many online resources that provide information about the standards for each grade, tools to enhance your child’s learning in these areas, and examples of the types of work that meet standards. We have collected some of the best resources for you. There may also be organizations in your community that have tutoring and enrichment programs. Your local library may have a book club, or a community center may have after-school programs to help with homework. Visit our Help your Child page to find links, helpful teacher videos and other resources.

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