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Glen Rock Student Performance on PARCC Test Steadily Increasing

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Lawrence Wolff, director of Glen Rock schools student personnel services, led a presentation showing how students scored on the PARCC test. Credits: Lianna Albrizio
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GLEN ROCK – Students' performance on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness and College and Careers (PARCC) test has shown a steady increase in students who are meeting expectations.

PARCC, which is a computer-based test that replaced the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA), is administered to students in Grades 3-11 in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics based on the Common Core State Standards. PARCC is a consortium including the Garden State along with Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Mexico and Rhode Island and the District of Columbia. Its purpose is to test students’ know-how of basic knowledge and serves to measure student needs for teachers.

The results are lumped into five levels – not yet meeting expectations, partially meeting expectations, approaching expectations, meeting expectations and exceeding expectations. In comparing the district's results in the last three years, Lawrence Wolff, director of student personnel services, announced that “a growing number of students have met the expectations” and are performing “exceedingly well in language arts and reasonably well in mathematics.”

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According to a bar graph illustrating the proficiency comparison of the district with the state and the rest of the PARCC states, 65.3 percent of Glen Rock fifth-grade students met expectations in mathematics compared with about 38 percent of students in the state and 29 percent in the rest of the states administering PARCC.

Statistics also indicate that Glen Rock students across Grades 3 through 11 taking both English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics scored significantly higher in both subjects compared with New Jersey and the rest of the states taking PARCC.

In English Language Arts for the seventh grade, for example, statistics show 55.7 percent of students exceeded expectations compared with the state and the rest of the PARCC states which reflect about 24 percent and 8 percent respectively.

“Students are getting more proficient at the skills needed to display or exceed the expectations set for the test,” Wolff said.

Interim Superintendent Bruce Watson said that Glen Rock students are "jumping on the bandwagon" to take the test.

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