ROCKFORD — Thurgood Marshall School has the highest composite score on 2017 Illinois standardized tests.
Students at Marshall, who are in the district’s Gifted Academy for grades five through eight, had the highest composite score of all public schools in Illinois compared with other schools’ fifth- through eighth-graders, Rockford Public Schools announced Monday.
Results are from the composite scores on the PARCC exam. PARCC stands for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.
Marshall students’ scores rose year over year, as more students moved from the “met expectations” category to the “exceeded expectations” category, as defined by the PARCC. Six percent of the students at Marshall do not meet or exceed the state’s standards as determined by PARCC scores.
The results are based on grade-level data fr…