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DC Test Scores Rise Slightly, Now Only 25 Percent Of Students Meet Standards

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Only 25 percent of students in Washington, D.C., passed a recent performance exam testing whether they are proficient in math and English.

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a product of Common Core, tests students to determine if they are “college and career ready” in the two subjects. The scores are a modest improvement over last years numbers, but many are critical over the slow progress. Others have questioned whether the tests are a valid and fair assessment of the current curriculum students are being taught, reports The Washington Post. – READ MORE

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