The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a consortium of states working together to develop a common set of K-12 assessments in English and math anchored in what it takes to be ready for college and careers.
|PARCC TIME LINE
|2010-11 School Year:
||Launch and design phase
|2011-12 School Year:
|2012-13 School Year:
||First year pilot/field testing and related research and data collection
|2013-14 School Year:
||Second year pilot/field testing and related research and data collection
|2014-15 School Year:
||Full operational administration of PARCC assessments
||Set achievement levels, including college-ready performance level
Who are the PARCC Leaders in Tennessee?
- Commissioner Kevin Huffman serves on the Governing Board
- Zachary Rossley, Interim Director for Assessment Evaluation and Research, Tennessee Dept. of Ed., is the K-12 Lead for PARCC in Tennessee
- Mike Krause, Director of Academic Affairs at the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, coordinates PARCC-related postsecondary engagement activities in the state
Commitment to College and Career Readiness
Tennessee has been a leader in the American Diploma Project Network since 2007, aligning its standards, graduation requirements, and high school assessments with the expectations of postsecondary education and employers. In March 2010, Tennessee became one of the first two states to win the Race to the Top competition. The state adopted the Common Core State Standards in July 2010, and became a Governing State in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers in the spring of 2010. Leaders from Tennessee’s K-12 and higher education communities were actively engaged in the development of PARCC’s proposal for common, next-generation assessments.