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Superintendent John Huppenthal serves on the PARCC Governing Board. Sarah Gardner, Director for PARCC and Innovation Assessments at the Arizona Department of Education, is the K-12 Lead for PARCC in Arizona. Eileen Klein, President of the Arizona Board of Regents, serves on the PARCC Advisory Committee on College Readiness. Karen Nicodemus, President Emerita of Cochise Community College, coordinates PARCC- related postsecondary engagement activities in the state.
Arizona has been active in the American Diploma Project Network since 2006, aligning its standards and graduation requirements with the expectations of postsecondary education and employers.
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 Arizona’s K-12 and higher education communities were engaged in the development of PARCC’s proposal for common, next-generation assessments.
All of Arizona’s public two- and four-year 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 freshman entering public colleges and universities in Arizona. See a full list of participating institutions here.