IL PARCC Business Rules

Definition: Percent of students who met or exceeded proficiency on the IL PARCC ELA Assessment

Periodicity (time period): Annual

Default Cut Point: Met expectations (level 4) on the IL PARCC ELA Assessment

Default Performance Levels:

Label Criteria
green Exceeded expectations green Level 5
teal Met expectations teal Level 4
light orange Approached expectations light orange Level 3
orange Partially met expectations orange Level 2
red Did not yet meet expectations red Level 1

Possible Configurations:

  • Admin User: None.
  • Schoolzilla support:
    • Additional filters to limit metrics to certain schools or student demographics may be supported.
    • Performance level cutoffs for metrics showing percentile score or percent score (see table below).

District and School Metric Calculation:

IL PARCC benchmark proficiency rate = Number of students who are at/above district benchmark
Number of students tested in the most recent screening window1, 2, 3, 4


  1. Students who completed the IL PARCC assessment and had a valid benchmark score in the most recent screening window (excludes deactivated tests), including students who have exited.
  2. A school's IL PARCC metrics only include students' IL PARCC data from when they attended that school.
  3. If a student is dual/concurrently enrolled, his/her scores would contribute to the school where the scores were earned.
  4. The student records that are used to calculate the district metric include all assessments completed while the student was enrolled in the district. See the logic below.
    • The metric on District Profile/Our Schools uses a student's assessment records from any school in the district.
    • The metric on School Profile uses a student's assessments completed in that school (including students who are no longer enrolled, but were enrolled when they completed the assessment).
    • The metric on Our Students/Student Profile shows any assessments completed while the student was enrolled in the district, even if the student was enrolled in another school at the time. If the student completed more than one assessment within the window, the most recent score will be used.

Student Level Metric: Max Proficiency level

Source: IL PARCC

Update frequency: Nightly