PARCC- Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers
To The Parents of CC76 Students:
Today, we sent home the score reports from the first administration of the new statewide assessment. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam is a dramatically different test than the State’s previous assessments it replaces. In turn, it will produce results that look different and may appear lower than what we typically expect from our students and schools.
The PARCC exam lines up with the higher expectations of the internationally benchmarked Illinois Learning Standards. It measures a broad range of knowledge and skills, including problem solving, critical thinking, and writing. Students are no longer asked to merely recite memorized facts. They must analyze information and explain their answers, just as real life requires.
Lower test results do not mean our students or schools are less capable, nor should they be labeled as failing. Instead, the results reflect a significant shift in how we test students and the types of skills and knowledge that are measured. This data will help educators and parents better determine whether students need remediation or should be challenged with more advanced instruction before they advance to the next grade.
Please join me in supporting our AWESOME teachers and students through this process. By working together, we can help produce outstanding outcomes for each child in the classroom and beyond.
Below, are a few links to resources that will help you to interpret your child(s) PARCC scores we sent home today. If you have ANY questions, feel free to contact a teacher, principal, or superintendent.
Resources for Parents:
Understand the Score.org
ISBE PARCC Place
District Report Card
Parkview Report Card
LaSalle Report Card
IMPORTANT SCHOOL LINKS:
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Creve Coeur Annual Chili Supper
The Annual Creve Coeur Chili Supper will be held February 19th in the LaSalle School Gym from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
LaSalle School will be hosting Muffins with Mom (Feb. 2) and Donuts with Dad (Feb.9) from 7-7:45 a.m.
Early Dismissal- Parkview will dismiss at 11:00 and LaSalle will dismiss at 11:30 on February 5th due to School Improvement Day.
No School- There will be no school on February 15th due to Presidents' Day.
LaSalle School Sock Hop
On March 17th from 6-8 p.m., LaSalle School will be hosting a Sock Hop. LaSalle students and their families are invited to attend. Admission is $1 per person at the door. Admission includes dancing, games, popcorn, drink, and picture. Donations for FUN DAY activities will be taken at the door. (Students must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.)
Medical Files – New requirements for 2015-2016 school year. All children entering 6th and twelfth grades will be required to show proof of recent meningococcal conjugate vaccination (MCV). All sixth graders will be required to show proof of one dose received on or after 11 years of age. This vaccination will prevent your student from a severe form of bacterial meningitis as well as other illnesses caused by this bacterium. All children entering school at any grade level (kindergarten through 12) shall show proof of having received two doses of MMR. Students entering Kindergarten, 6th or 9th grade shall show proof of having received two doses of varicella vaccine or other proof from the physician that they had the disease. Any child entering a school program below the kindergarten level shall show proof of immunization that complies with the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Remember that all students entering kindergarten, 6th, and 9th grade must have a physical. Dental examinations are required for kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grade. Sixth graders must show proof of the Tdap immunization. An eye examination is required by the State for children entering kindergarten or for the first time to this state. Please get your school and sports physical as soon as possible.
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