Earlier this week the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) released the results for the first ever PARCC assessment. BVP Scholars in grades 3-9, just like other public school students across the state, took both the math and ELA (English Language Arts) assessments last spring. We are eager to report BVP has several wins within this year’s data, including exceeding the state average in almost every grade level in both math and ELA with a population that is more than sixty percent low-income and about sixty percent students of color.
We know that tests such as PARCC align strongly with college and career success, and it is our commitment that we will prepare every scholar for success in college and the world beyond. We also know our scholars are much more than a test score. Our scholars are artists, athletes, and musicians (just to name a few), yet it is our responsibility to teach our young people how to read, write, calculate, and think.
As we begin to examine even more closely our own practices, we will continue to shine a light on what is working and make the necessary decisions to improve upon the pieces that need to change. We are excited to use this data to drive improvement in order to fulfill our mission to prepare every scholar for success in college and the world beyond. To accomplish this, we prioritize fully communicating scholar progress and action plans with families. We understand that in order to achieve our goals, we must work together in the best interest of every scholar.
For more information, families can join us for one of the following important information sessions where they will be provided with their scholar’s PARCC results.
- Monday, November 30, 6:30 pm: PARCC Overview and Special Scholar Recognition at the BVP Board Meeting, Elementary School 2 (52 Broad Street, Cumberland), open to the public.
- Wednesday, December 2, 4:30-6:00 pm: BVP High School families: Come and see your scholar’s progress using the Personalized Learning Platform (PLP). While there, receive your scholar’s individual scores in advance of when they will otherwise go home.
- Monday, December 7, 7 pm: BVP Middle School (ALL 4th-8th grade families welcome).
- Saturday, December 12, 12pm: Elementary School 1 (ALL 4th-8th grade families welcome).
For families unable to join us for these sessions, individual PARCC results will be sent home in backpacks on Friday, December 14.