PARCC member states collectively educate about 15 million public K-12 students in the United States. In addition, many of the PARCC states are on the leading edge of education reform – including 8 of the 12 winning "Race to the Top" states.
These states came together through a shared commitment to develop an assessment system that accurately measures college and career readiness; provides consistency and comparability across states; has the ability to assess and measure higher-order skills such as critical thinking, communications, and problem solving; and provides truly useful information for educators, parents, and students alike.
While each state has its own priorities and challenges, the PARCC consortium provides the opportunity for participating states to come together and collectively design a more high-quality assessment that measures real world skills.
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