D.171 parents can learn more about PARCC test

LANSING — Parents of students in Sunnybrook Elementary School District 171 can learn more about the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment at a meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Heritage Middle School.

"We will talk to parents about data," Director of School Improvement Shalonda Randle said. "How to better analyze those PARCC results, how to help students in those areas that the PARCC have identified students needing help in and what we need from you as parents to help us as we're preparing students for those assessments."

The PARCC assessment replaced the Illinois State Achievement Test (ISAT) last school year.

Randle said an institute day on Jan. 19 allowed teachers to review their PARCC assessment data and reflect on both successes and areas in need of improvement.

"PARCC is coming in March and we really want to have our students prepared for those assessments and we want them to do well this year," Randle said.

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In other district news, the School Board on Monday approved an emergency expenditure of $55,000 to repair a boiler at the middle school.

The board also hired Kara Noel as a permanent part-time physical education teacher with a salary of $20,291.

Her start date was Jan. 26.

District 171 consists of Heritage Middle and Nathan Hale Elementary Schools and serves students from Lansing and Lynwood.

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