PARCC 2017 Results

PARCC 2017 RRPS District-Wide Results

PARCC establishes five levels that describe how well students met the rigorous academic expectations in English language arts and mathematics for their grade level. These expectations indicate student progress towards acquiring the knowledge, critical thinking, self-expression, and problem-solving skills required at each level to progress towards college and career success.

  • Level 1: Did not meet expectations
  • Level 2: Partially met expectations
  • Level 3: Approached expectations
  • Level 4: Met expectations
  • Level 5: Exceeded expectations

2016-17 Table of Results
The table below shows the percentage of students achieving each of the five levels, as well as the percentage of students who are at or nearly at the "met expectations" or above levels.  Rio Rancho Public Schools uses this data to target specific areas for improvement.  Click on the table to download a printable .pdf document. 
2016-17 PARCC results

RRPS is studying the 2016-17 PARCC achievement test results and is looking forward to receiving more detailed reports which will allow us to dig deeper into what is working and areas that need improvement. This process allows us to identify and replicate instructional strategies that yield good results and to make changes when they are necessary.

Overall, RRPS student results on the 2016-17 PARCC tests are more positive than negative. Measured in terms of the percentages of students who are close to or meeting expectations, students showed gains in many areas. We’re especially pleased with the strong, double-digit gains in both math and English Language Arts at the eighth grade level.   We’re also very pleased with our overall results in elementary and middle school English Language Arts, where the evidence suggests changes in curriculum adopted last year may be improving student outcomes.

Student success only occurs with hard work on the part of students, parents, and teachers. We commend them for their dedication, and feel that their efforts will pay off in assuring that students are ready to compete with their peers anywhere in the world. We also want to acknowledge our test coordinators and facilities and technology staff who worked very hard to make sure the online testing ran smoothly.

While our results overall indicate areas where students did well, they also reveal areas where we need to improve.  Over the past two years, the district, parents, and the community have put considerable effort into identifying the characteristics of successful graduates.  Meeting the strategic commitments to our students made in the course of this effort is an ongoing process, which includes careful analysis of our own and other districts’ best practices and instructional strategies and applying them in our classrooms.  Our goal, as always, is to assure students are able to meet the State of New Mexico’s rigorous standards defining what students should know, understand, and be able to do in order to be successful in college, career, or the military.