Villa Maria School PARCC Newsletter

Edition I

Understanding the Score

Before you know it, we will be receiving our scores from the Spring 2015 PARCC administration. There are several questions we are currently asking ourselves. How do I read the score report? How well did my students do? How does this impact classroom instruction? To assist us in answering these questions MSDE has released a webinar for teachers.

The webinar describes the PARCC home reports that will go home to families and aims to prepare teachers to answer questions from families based on those reports. During the webinar MSDE staff and a panel of teachers from around the state share their perspectives on the new assessment. The link to webinar is below:

In addition to the webinar there are several resources that will be beneficial in our quest to interpret the scores and make instructional decisions based on the results. The PARCC site, as well as a site entitled Understand the Score will serve as great resources for us.

Accommodation Assistance

We are actively recruiting individuals to help provide accommodations for our students during our Spring PARCC testing window. If you know anyone who would be a good fit please refer them to LaRon Martin ( for additional guidance.