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Superintendent John D. Barge serves on the Governing Board. Melissa Fincher, Associate Superintendent for Assessment and Accountability at the Georgia Department of Education, is the K-12 Lead for PARCC in Georgia. Ron Jackson, Commissioner at Technical College System of Georgia, serves on the PARCC Advisory Committee on College Readiness. Judith Monsaas, Executive Director of Assessment and Evaluation at the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, coordinates PARCC-related postsecondary engagement activities in the state.
Georgia has been actively engaged in the American Diploma Project Network since 2005, aligning its standards, graduation requirements, and assessments with expectations of postsecondary education and employers and instituting a comprehensive P-20 longitudinal data system. In August 2010, Georgia became one of twelve 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 fall of 2010. Leaders from Georgia’s K-12 and higher education communities were engaged in the development of PARCC’s proposal for common, next-generation assessments.
All of Georgia’s public technical, two- and four-year colleges and universities from the University System of Georgia and Technical College System of Georgia 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 the freshman entering public colleges and universities in Georgia. See a full list of participating institutions here.