Statewide test results: 39 percent of Carbondale's Giant City Elementary School students failed math
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, is administered to third- through eighth-graders in Illinois, testing them in reading and math based on Common Core standards.
According to Giant City Elementary School math scores, about 53 percent met expectations and 8 percent exceeded them. Students whose results are in either category are considered to be most ready to move on to the next level and are most prepared for college or work.
Another 25 percent approached expectations, while 8 percent partially met expectations and 6 percent did not meet them. Students who scored in these categories are not ready for the next level of schooling, according to the test.
Test results at Giant City Elementary School, which enrolled 222 students in 2017, surpassed state averages.
Statewide, 31 percent of students passed the test and 69 percent failed.
Of students statewide who passed, only five percent 'exceeded' expectations.
Giant City Elementary School's math scores over 3 years
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