The outcomes for final years Partnership for Evaluation of Readiness for School and Careers standardized take a look at, extra generally generally known as PARCC, within the state of Maryland have been launched – and the scores have been ATROCIOUS.
The examine discovered that solely 17 p.c of black college students within the District scored proficient in math, in contrast with 68.eight p.c of Asian college students and 80.1 p.c of white college students.
In the present day in Maryland — together with Montgomery County and Prince George’s County, the place NASA’s Goddard House Flight Heart is situated — solely 17.5 p.c of black college students in grades three by means of eight are proficient in math, in contrast with 50.7 p.c of white college students and 67.5 p.c of Asian college students.
Prince George’s colleges interim chief government Monica Goldson issued a press release saying that the take a look at scores have been simply “certainly one of many units of indicators” of scholar achievement.
So what does Maryland hope to do about it? Change the take a look at.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, clearly disillusioned with the take a look at scores, introduced final week that the PARCC take a look at would not be administered within the state. A brand new take a look at is being developed that must be prepared by 2020, he mentioned.