The consortium plans to offer assessment materials that will enable states outside the consortium to create “state-customized” PARCC assessments that measure students’ college and career readiness, while remaining flexible enough to reflect local education priorities.
The RFI requests respondents to provide written feedback on:
- Sector capacity to offer some or all of the proposed components of the potential model
- Suggested modifications to the proposed model
- Timeline to operationalize the proposed model
- Additional considerations to factor when refining the proposed model
As was first announced in November and agreed upon by the board in February, the consortium states are seeking to create a new model that:
- Expands access to the highest-quality test content to all states;
- allows states more choices and the ability to customize their test;
- maintains test quality and comparability across states;
- allows for and enables state collaboration on content creation;
- ensures states benefit from economies of scale; and
- creates stability and sustainability for states in the development and delivery of high quality assessments.