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PARCC 3rd English language arts by school district (2015-2016) in Massachusetts

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PARCC – The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, a standardized test administered to students in grades 3-12 in 2015 and 2016. 

Meeting or Exceeding Expectations – Levels 4-5: Met Expectations; Exceeded Expectations
Not Meeting Expectations – Levels 1-3: Did Not Meet Expectations, Partially Met Expectations, or Approached Expectations.

N.A. – Data not available for this test for this district.

Data Source

3rd grade English Language Arts results from Mass. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Massachusetts School and District Profiles: PARCC Report (District) for Grade 3 ELA/L All Students.

2016 data last updated by DESE September 2016; 2015 data last updated by DESE October 2015.


District results include all from the district who were tested. Results for districts with more than one school include students enrolled for the entire academic school year. Results for districts that only operate a single school include all students tested in the district.

In 2015 and 2016, school districts had the option to administer either MCAS or the computer-based Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) exam. In 2015, only a portion of students in grades 3-8 participated in 2015 PARCC in English Language Arts and Mathematics and DESE used a representative sample of students from across Massachusetts to estimate results at the state level in those subjects. In 2016, because some students in grades 3-8 participated in the MCAS test instead of PARCC, there are no statewide results.

Starting in 2017, all students were tested using the “Next Generation” MCAS which blended material from MCAS and PARCC. 

Last Updated

June 2018