Advisory Committee on College Readiness

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The Advisory Committee on College Readiness (ACCR) includes higher education executive officers from PARCC states and other state- and nationally-recognized leaders in the postsecondary community.

The Advisory Committee works with the PARCC Governing Board to shape the states’ strategy for working with postsecondary education systems, institutions, and K-12 to successfully develop college readiness assessments that will be accepted as an indicator of readiness for first-year, credit-bearing courses. The committee will help guide the performance level setting process so that the levels will meet the needs of higher education in determining student readiness. The committee will also guide the work the consortium undertakes to develop and/or identify effective intervention programs to increase the number of graduating high school seniors who meet college readiness standards prior to enrollment.

Advisory Committee Members

State Representatives 

  • Tom Bullock, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of the District of Columbia 
  • John Carey, Chancellor, Ohio Board of Regents
  • Jennie C. Hunter-Cevera, Secretary, Maryland Higher Education Commission
  • Dr. Richard Freeland, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
  • Lt. Governor Joseph Garcia, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Higher Education 
  • Rochelle Hendricks, Secretary of Higher Education, New Jersey
  • Jim Purcell, Commissioner, Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner
  • James Applegate, Executive Director, Illinois Board of Higher Education 

National Groups

  • Molly Broad, President, American Council on Education
  • Dr. Muriel Howard, President, American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • Stan Jones, President, Complete College America
  • Dr. George Pernsteiner, President, State Higher Education Executive Officers
  • Dr. Carol Geary Schneider, President, American Association of Colleges & Universities

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