The decision is costly for the cash-strapped district, which officials say spent $2.2 million on NWEA this school year.
Few are affected by Illinois’ PARCC testing as much as special education students, Chicago Public Schools teachers say.
Kids don’t have to take the standardized PARCC test, but some Chicago Public Schools students and parents say they’ve been pressured to do so.
A CPS official says the district’s scores rose on a different test used to rate teachers and schools as well as a respected national exam.
Illinois is tossing the controversial PARCC standardized test this year for high schoolers, relying instead on a redesigned SAT, the ISBE said Monday.