Math Assessments for College and Career Readiness Approved

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Governing Board of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) held a joint meeting on December 13, 2012 with the PARCC Advisory Committee on College Readiness (ACCR) in which the two groups agreed on a policy that establishes which PARCC high school mathematics assessments should be used to make college- and career-ready determinations (CCRD) for students, indicating the extent to which they are ready to enter directly into a credit bearing college math course such as College Algebra or Statistics.

The PARCC consortium is made up of 22 states and the District of Columbia. Nineteen of those states have committed to participate only in PARCC and administer the assessments in the 2014-2015 school year. The K-12 chief state school officers from those 19 states serve on the Governing Board. The December 13 meeting included an open, public session and an executive session.

In the joint session, the Governing Board and ACCR agreed on a policy that establishes which PARCC high school mathematics assessments should be used to make college- and career-ready determinations (CCRD) for students, indicating the extent to which they are ready to enter directly into a credit bearing college math course such as College Algebra or Statistics.

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