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PARCC proficiency by grade in District of Columbia

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Definition and Source



Percent of students meeting or exceeding expectations (4+) in reading and math on the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).

Note that for 7th and 8th grade math, the number shown is for the grade 7 and grade 8 math assessments, regardless of the grade of enrollment (and excludes 7th and 8th grade students taking a more advanced math course).

Data Source

Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE): DC PARCC Results. In spring 2020 and spring 2021 assessments were not given due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so the data jump from 2019 to 2022. Students in DCPS and some charter schools did continue to be given "formative" assessments intended to help their teachers see where they were at. EmpowerK12 used the results of those assessments to do a series of briefs about how students were doing academically in 2020 and 2021 (available at, but because not all students took the assessments they do not paint a complete picture of student performance across the District.


Updated August 2023

Last Updated

August 2023