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A hallmark of the PARCC consortium is state involvement. PARCC states make policy and test design decisions and are in control of their assessment. Classroom teachers, principals, curriculum directors and other educators, as well as experts and state education agency staff from PARCC states have actively participated in developing and implementing the PARCC assessments.
Who is participating in the PARCC tests?
In the 2014-15 school year, 5 million students in 11 states and the District of Columbia are taking the PARCC state assessments in grades 3-11, though not all states participating have students in all grades taking the test. Students in the following states are taking the test this school year: Arkansas, Colorado, District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, and Rhode Island.
PARCC states and Parcc Inc., the nonprofit project manager for the PARCC states, work with test vendors, states and other education entities interested in offering assessment solutions that include PARCC content.