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On top of announcing its 2017 PARCC results, the Illinois State Board of Education says it plans to stick with the exam that critics have called confusing and unreliable.

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(Chicago Tonight)

Students, teachers and community members gathered outside a Little Village elementary school Tuesday to call for the reinstatement of an outspoken Chicago Public Schools teacher who faces termination.

Math scores up, English scores down over 2015 results

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The 2016 PARCC assessment showed Illinois students in grades 3-12 improved slightly in math over a year ago, but fell behind in English language arts. (Pexels)

State superintendent says there is "considerable distance to travel" to make sure students are prepared for life after high school following new PARCC assessment results.