Illinois Will Step Back from PARCC Test. Is New Jersey Next?

Feb 23, 2018 by

Only a handful of states will still be offering the test in its entirety after this spring’s testing season.

Illinois has begun to move away from the PARCC standardized test, which underpins school accountability in the state.

The state board of education last week authorized the release of a proposal request seeking a new test developer to create a replacement for the PARCC test, formally known as the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. It’s given in grades 3-8 and measures students’ grasp of the Common Core State Standards.

The state doesn’t plan to totally cut the cord with PARCC. Instead, it will still include a core of PARCC test items on the new tests …

Source: Illinois Will Step Back from PARCC Test. Is New Jersey Next? – Curriculum Matters – Education Week

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