Illinois school chief warns of impending PARCC test scores

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

SPRINGFIELD (WLS) -- Statewide achievement test scores are scheduled to be released Wednesday, but the school chief warns Illinois isn't making the grade.

State School Superintendent Tony Smith sent a letter to administrators saying he didn't want anyone to use the first PARCC results to "shame schools or teachers."

The exam tests math and English language arts literacy.

It replaced the I-SAT tests for grade school students and the Prairie State Achievement Exam for 11th graders.

Smith says the results released tomorrow are "initial and still incomplete."