County PARCC scores show some gains, most trail state
High school math scores improve, 10th grade English declines slightly
Some Charles County standardized test scores have increased since last year, according to information released this week by the Maryland State Board of Education, but most grades continue to trail the state.
Tuesday afternoon, MSDE released school and district results for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC.
The PARCC assessment uses a five-point scale, with Level 1, the lowest score, representing Did Not Yet Meet Expectations, and Level 4 and 5 representing Met and Exceeded Expectations, respectively. School scores are based on the percentage of students
scoring Level 4 or higher on the PARCC.
Overall, 40.8 percent of Charles County Public Schools students taking the English/Language Arts 10 exam scored Level 4 or higher, a slight decrease over last year’s 42.2 percent. In English/ Language Arts 11, scores dropped from 31.3 percent met or exceeded expectations in 2016 to 15.8 percent in 2017.
Statewide, 49.3 percent of students met or exceeded expectations in English/Language Arts 10, and 24.6 percent met or exceeded expectations in English/ Language Arts 11.
On the Algebra I exam, 33.6 percent met or exceeded expectations; last year, 29.6 percent of students taking the exam met or exceeded expectations. In Algebra II, scores increased from 9.4 percent met or exceeded expectations in 2016 to 47.6 percent in 2017.
Statewide, Algebra I scores were higher, with 36.5 percent met or exceeded expectations, while only 27.3 percent met or exceeded expectations in Algebra II statewide.
Charles County’s elementary and middle school math scores trailed statewide scores by 1.1 to 6.2 percentage points across all grades.
In fifth grade English, 46 percent of CCPS students met or exceeded expectations, which was higher than the statewide average of 41.4 percent, and Charles County tied the state in eighth grade English, at 38.9 percent, but in other grades trailed the state average from 0.6 to 8.5 percentage points.
More information can be found at mdreportcard.org.