PARCC scored have to be reviewed in 4 steps as follows:

STEP 1: Overall Performance
Your student’s overall score (out of a possible 850) and performance level (1-5) gives a quick glimpse of whether he or she is on-track with grade-level expectations. Level 1 indicates the greatest need for improvement and Level 5 indicates the strongest performance.

STEP 2: Performance Levels
The color-coded key next to the overall performance information provides details on each of the different performance levels. They describe how well students met grade-level expectations.

STEP 3: Score Graph
The colored graph shows the score ranges for each performance level and where your child’s score falls within that range, indicating how close your child is to the next level. This section also shows how your student is performing compared to students in the same school, as well as across the district, state, and, in some states, across the states administering the PARCC test.

STEP 4: Score Breakdown
On page two, the English language arts report will show your student’s overall performance in reading and writing, as well as your child’s numerical score for a sub-set of questions in those categories. You will also receive information about your child’s performance on specific skills within English language arts, so you can see where your student is excelling or needs additional support. Each area includes a description of the skills needed to demonstrate a clear understanding of grade-level standards.