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Readers: PARCC parent report better, but could still be improved

On Monday we asked our readers what they thought of a sample report Colorado parents will receive with their student’s results on the state’s standardized tests. The report is supposed to be more user-friendly and provide parents with a clearer picture of where their students are academically — especially compared to previous reports like this one.

Did PARCC, the nonprofit responsible for the state’s new standardized test achieve that goal?

Readers were split, but a plurality said either “heck yes,” or “sort of.” Here’s a look at the breakdown:

Let’s go to the comments.

On our Facebook page, opt-out activist and parent Illana Spiegel was concise:

On our website, Christopher Richardson said the report was pretty. But compliments stop there.

But teacher Mark Sass pointed out that the information in the report is markedly better:

And on Twitter, Jason agreed.

More friendly than TCAP info RT @ChalkbeatCO: Is the new PARCC score sheet for parents user-friendly? | http://t.co/LsxAXdOHva | #edcolo

— Jason (@jason_seybert) April 14, 2015

As always, we invite you to join the conversation on our website, Facebook page, or on Twitter. Check back Monday for a new question!

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