Stand Colorado’s Statement on Release of District PARCC Scores
“We still have work to do until every child is on track for college or career”
Denver, Colorado – The Colorado Department of Education today released the district level results from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) test, which is aligned to Colorado’s new rigorous standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics. Stand for Children Colorado released the following statement from Executive Director Jeani Frickey Saito:
“Like we saw with the statewide results, the data released today show us that we still have a ways to go until every child is on track to be ready for college and career by the end of high school. The good news is that we have a clear picture of how much work we have to do. Colorado leaders and educators raised the bar for all students to ensure their education prepares them for success after high school. This test is just one way to make sure they are on track. Parents will soon be receiving information about how their children did on the new tests. I would encourage parents to use some of the excellent resources out there to understand what these results mean, and more importantly how they can support their child’s ongoing learning. We have compiled a list of these resources on our website, here,” Jeani Frickey Saito, Executive Director of Stand for Children Colorado.
This past spring, Colorado students took the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) tests. In addition to Colorado-developed science and social studies assessments, CMAS includes the PARCC test, which is aligned to Colorado’s standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics. For more information, please visit http://stand.org/colorado/action/smarter-tests-colorado.