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Acuity - Cut Scores for PARCC Districts

by Community Manager ‎06-08-2016 12:31 PM - edited ‎06-08-2016 12:34 PM (912 Views)

PARCC released information regarding the split of the students across the five performance levels. The percentages are based on the 2014–2015 administration. In order to provide some guidance on the interpretation of the ACCR scaled scores, MHE has conducted some analyses estimating cut scores that yield similar student splits as revealed by PARCC.


It should be noted that these estimates are based on certain assumptions and uncertainties whose impact MHE has not explicitly modelled, and are thus just an indication where to classify individual students. For instance, MHE assumes that the student profile for the three ACCR forms match the PARCC sample student profile. 


Our estimates are based on student results during the 2014–2015 school year. This was the first year that this type of test was offered. Both the tested standards as well as some item types were new to students and teachers alike. The ACCR forms have been updated for the 2015–2016 school year to include additional technically enhanced item types. Both factors can cause differences of our base data compared to the 2015–2016 school year’s student results.


The subsequent tables present estimated cut scores for the ACCR assessments for English Language Arts and Mathematics for Forms A–C.