Analysis: 62 percent of Orion students fail annual tests
The end-of-year tests known as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, are administered to third- through eighth-graders in Illinois, testing them in reading and math based on Common Core standards. A composite score combines the results of the subject tests.
Composite scores for Orion Middle School show about 33 percent met expectations and 5 percent exceeded them. Students whose results are in either category passed the tests and are considered prepared for the next grade level, college or work.
Another 32 percent approached expectations, 22 percent partially met expectations and 9 percent did not meet expectations. Students who scored in these categories are not ready for the next level of schooling, according to the test.
Test results at Orion Middle School, which enrolled 251 students in 2017, surpassed state averages.
Statewide, 34 percent of students passed the test and 66 percent failed.
Of students statewide who passed, only five percent 'exceeded' expectations.
Orion Middle School's scores over 3 years
How Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Whiteside County schools' scores compare
Top 20 Illinois schools' scores