Maryland announced plans to replace PARCC. Their departure along with New Jersey’s exit drops the consortium that once boasted 27 partners to five.
The New Jersey Department of Education announced the first steps to transition away from using PARCC as the state’s annual assessment required under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Lisa Shin who is running for the New Mexico House of Representatives in House District 43 said that parents should have a say whether their child takes PARCC.
Since news over Common Core has been bad, and NAEP scores have demonstrated that it has done nothing to raise student achievement it is understandable why Common Core advocates want to grasp at anything resembling good news.
Fox Illinois reported earlier this month that only 37 percent of 3rd-8th graders in Illinois passed the PARCC’s reading and writing assessment. With the poor quality of the Common Core State Standards, it should not be a surprise.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has said that it is time for the Garden State to get rid of PARCC. To that end, the New Jersey Department of Education announced last week they will solicit public input in May to “inform” the next statewide assessment.
Massachusetts Education Reform Act co-author and former Senate President Tom Birmingham praised the historic success that has been achieved since the law was enacted in 1993, but expressed concern that the Commonwealth is veering away from basic principles of the law that produced that success.
The Chicago Tribune recently reported that the Illinois State Board of Education plans to modify the PARCC assessment for 3rd-8th graders on the heels of a recent standoff with Chicago Public Schools over the assessment, as well as, complaints from numerous school districts.
Newly sworn-in New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced last week as Governor-Elect that it is time for the Garden State to get rid of PARCC as their state-wide assessment.
The Maryland State Board of Education will not require students to pass PARCC in high school in order to graduate until 2024.