State Board Sets PARCC Proficiency

D.C. adopts national proficiency level for its new PARCC tests

October 21

The D.C. State Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday evening to set what board members called a rigorous proficiency score in anticipation of soon-to-be released results from the new standardized tests administered last year.

The test, known as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers — or PARCC — is considered more difficult than the city’s previous test, the DC CAS, and proficiency rates are expected to be lower.

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