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:
OPTIONAL STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE
Eighth grade- The 8th grade promotion ceremony is Thursday, May 19th at EPCHS at 6:30 p.m. Students are to arrive at 5:45 p.m. for the class picture. Information will be coming home on Monday, April 25th with the students. Also the Six Flags trip is Friday, May 13 for those students that have paid for the trip. Information will be coming home on Monday about the trip.
Early Dismissal – Parkview will dismiss at 11 a.m. and LaSalle will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. on Fri., May 6th for a School Improvement Day. Friday, May 20 is the end of the 4th grading period so students will be dismissed at 1:35 p.m. from Parkview and at 2:00 p.m. from LaSalle.
No School – There is no school on Wed., May 25 for teacher institute day.
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL –The last day of school for Kind. - 7th grade is Thurs., May 26. This will be a full day of attendance and report cards will be handed out.
Silver Apple Award
Congratulations to Linda Delich and Doris Wolstenholm for receiving the Silver Apple Award from the Illinois Education Association
Medical Files –Requirements for 2016-2017 school year. All children entering school at any grade level (kindergarten through 12) shall show proof of having received two doses of live rubella and mumps virus vaccine. (MMR) Students entering Kindergarten, 6th or 9th grade for the first time shall show proof of having received two doses of varicella vaccine or other proof of immunity shall be submitted. The proof must come from the physician. Any child entering a school program below the kindergarten level shall show proof of immunization that complies with the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Remember also that all students entering kindergarten, 6th, and 9th grade must have a physical. Dental examinations are required for students entering 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 and new students to the state.
Please get your school and sports physical as soon as possible.
Parents and Community Engaged for Children