PARCA Releases New Red/Green ARMT Comparison Data
For data nerds in Alabama, it’s the most wonderful time of the year!
The Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) has released its annual red/green test score comparison of Alabama schools’ results on the Alabama Test of Reading and Math (ARMT) given last spring.
-----The comparison allows schools and the public to know whether the portion of a school’s students performing at Level IV (the highest level on the ARMT) is above or below the state average. Scoring a Level IV on the ARMT is the only ARMT Level that aligns with “Proficient” or “Advanced” on the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). Due to the low cut scores on the ARMT, Levels I-III equate to “Below Basic and “Basic” on NAEP.
The PARCA analysis breaks down students into subgroups for each system and school:
At A+, a few things stood out when we browsed through this year’s numbers and looked at the trends from the last five years, but this list is by no means exhaustive:
Again, this list is not exhaustive, and we’ve probably overlooked notable achievements. Dive into the data, and when you come up, let us know what you’ve found!
A+ Education Partnership
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Montgomery, AL 36103
Phone - 334-279-1886
Fax - 334-279-1543