Arkansas last week released its PARCC scores and they appeared to have defined proficiency at a lower level than what PARCC has defined.
As Arkansas considers a public review and rewrite of the Common Core State Standards they should realize that parents expect an overhaul, not a rebrand.
The Arkansas State Board of Education voted 4 to 2 with two abstentions to switch to ACT and ACT Aspire officially ending Arkansas involvement with PARCC.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson sent a letter to Education Commissioner Johnny Key directing the Department of Education to withdraw the State of Arkansas from PARCC.
The Arkansas State Board ruled 7-1 today to reject ACT and to keep PARCC ignoring Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s and the Common Core Review Board’s recommendation.
The Arkansas Senate votes 29 to 0 in favor in HB 1241 which delays any possible future use of PARCC until the 2016-2017 school year.
The Arkansas House of Representatives voted 86 to 1 in favor of HB 1241 that orders the State Board of Education to withdraw from PARCC by June 30, 2015.
The Arkansas House Education Committee has passed HB 1241 out of committee which would order the state out of PARCC after the 2014-2015 school year.
A bill that would delay Arkansas from implementing the PARCC assessment was filed by State Representative Mark Lowry (R-Maumelle) in the Arkansas House.
The Arkansas News Bureau reports that a fight is brewing in Little Rock over the Common Core State Standards. Last year there