Scores for individual schools in Illinois based on the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test are now available.
The PARCC exam was given to third through 12th graders this year for the first time, replacing the Prairie State Achievement Exam. According to the state Board of Education, only a third of students in Illinois met or exceeded learning standards with the new test, which include reading and math.
The PARCC scores, which are available at www.illinoisreportcard.com, indicate the numbers for Jacksonville School District 117 students was about 29 percent.
Other districts in the four-county area finished thusly: Greenfield had the highest score in the area with 41 percent of students meeting or exceeding standards, Carrollton and Triopia followed with 36 percent, Franklin had 31 percent, Winchester had 27 percent, and Waverly had 24 percent.
A-C Central and Virginia School Districts had 19 percent, while Meredosia had 17. North Greene and Scott-Morgan only had 13 percent of students meet or exceed PARCC standards.