PARCC Delay and Review Bill Filed in Arkansas House

arkansas-state-flagA bill that would delay Arkansas from implementing the PARCC assessment was filed by State Representative Mark Lowry (R-Maumelle) in the Arkansas House this week.

HB 1241 if passed would delay PARCC until the 2017-2018 school year.  The bill also calls for the Governor to convene a task force that includes teachers to review PARCC and other assessments and determine what assessment is best for Arkansas.  They are to report its findings to the Governor of Arkansas by October 1, 2017.

It has been referred to the Arkansas House Education Committee.  The bill’s co-sponsors are State Representatives Mary Bentley (R-Perryville), Justin Harris (R-West Fork), John Payton (R-Wilburn) and Marcus Richmond (R-Harvey).