Participating StatesA hallmark of the PARCC consortium is state leadership and involvement. PARCC states make policy and test design decisions about their state assessment. Classroom teachers, principals, curriculum directors and other educators, as well as experts and state education agency staff from all PARCC states have actively participated in developing and implementing the PARCC assessments.
Who is participating in the PARCC tests?In the 2015-16 school year, 11 partners are participating in the PARCC assessment system. These include eight fully-participating states (Colorado, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, and Rhode Island. In addition, the Bureau of Indian Education, Department of Defense schools and Louisiana also are also participating at varying levels.
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.
New Participation OptionsState Education leaders who make up the Governing Board of the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) are developing new options for all states to access high quality assessments.
The Partnership states are providing a tiered approach for the 2016-17 school year that will allow any state or other educational entities to have access to the PARCC assessments at varying levels of participation. Visit our Participation Options homepage to learn more.