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Acting State Superintendent of Public Instruction Michael Sawyers serves on the PARCC Governing Board. Jim Wright, Director of the Office of Assessment at the Ohio Department of Education, is the K-12 Lead for PARCC in Ohio. Rebecca Watts, Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs P-16 Initiative at the Ohio Board of Regents, coordinates PARCC-related postsecondary engagement activities in the state.
Ohio has been actively engaged in the American Diploma Project Network, aligning its standards and graduation requirements to the expectations of postsecondary education and employers. The Ohio State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy in June 2010. In August 2010, Ohio became one of twelve states to win the Race to the Top competition. The state joined the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers as a Participating State in the spring of 2010 and helped shape PARCC’s proposal for a common, next-generation assessment system. It became a PARCC Governing State in November 2011.
The Ohio Board of Regents, representing all of the state’s two- and four-year public colleges and universities, have committed to participate in PARCC, help develop the college-ready assessments, and, ultimately, use those assessments as one indicator of students’ readiness for entry-level, credit-bearing college courses. Together, these institutions educate 100% of the freshman entering public colleges and universities in Ohio. See a full list of participating institutions here.