PARCC 2017-18 Results

RRPS 2018 PARCC Test Data Released
Posted on 07/12/2018

PARCC establishes five levels that describe how well students met the rigorous academic expectations in English language arts and mathematics for their grade level. These expectations indicate student progress towards acquiring the knowledge, critical thinking, self-expression, and problem-solving skills required at each level to progress towards college and career success.

  • Level 1: Did not meet expectations
  • Level 2: Partially met expectations
  • Level 3: Approached expectations
  • Level 4: Met expectations
  • Level 5: Exceeded expectations

2017-18 Table of Results
The table below shows the percentage of students achieving each of the five levels, as well as the percentage of students who are at or nearly at the "met expectations" or above levels.  Rio Rancho Public Schools uses this data to target specific areas for improvement.  Click on the table to download a printable .pdf document.  

Link to 2018 PARCC RRPS data .pdf

RRPS is studying the 2017-18 PARCC achievement test results and is looking forward to receiving more detailed reports which will allow us to dig deeper into what is working and areas that need improvement. This approach allows us to identify and replicate instructional strategies that yield good results and to make changes where necessary. 


Overall, RRPS students yielded positive results on the 2017-18 PARCC tests. There were significant gains in English Language Arts at the elementary and middle school levels.  When compared to scores from two years ago, proficiency scores at most grade levels at elementary and middle school
 have increased between 7% to 11%. We’re also pleased that five grade levels demonstrated gains in mathematics; the highest gains were at the elementary school level.  All elementary and middle school grade levels have shown growth in mathematics over the past two years.

Student success only occurs with hard work on the part of students, parents, and teachers. We commend them for their dedication, and feel that their efforts will pay off in assuring that students are ready to compete with their peers anywhere in the world. We also want to acknowledge our test coordinators and facilities and technology staff who worked very hard to make sure the online testing ran smoothly. 

While our results overall indicate areas where students did well, they also reveal areas where we need to improve.  We will continue to analyze the data and our processes to see how we can improve our achievement.  Our goal, as always, is to assure students are able to meet the State of New Mexico’s rigorous standards defining what students should know, understand, and be able to do in order to be successful in college, career, or the military.