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Superintendent Hosanna Mahaley serves on the Governing Board. Kayleen Irizarry, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary and Secondary Education, at the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, currently serves as the K-12 Lead for PARCC in the District of Columbia. Dr. Allen Sessoms, President of the University of the District of Columbia, serves on the PARCC Advisory Committee on College Readiness. Dr. Thomas Bullock, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of the District of Columbia, coordinates PARCC-related postsecondary engagement activities in the state.
The District of Columbia State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy in July 2010. In August 2010, the District became one of 12 states to win the Race to the Top competition. The District of Columbia joined the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers as a Governing State in the spring of 2010 and actively helped shape PARCC’s proposal for a common, next-generation assessment system.
The University of the District of Columbia, which includes the Community College of the District of Columbia, has 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. The University educates 100% of the District’s freshman entering public colleges and universities. See a full list of participating institutions here.