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PARCC Field Testing Dates*


  • March 24 - April 11, 2014
  • May 5 - June 6, 2014

*Please contact your child's school for additional information about school participation.


Indiana is a Governing State in the PARCC Consortium


Superintendent Glenda Ritz serves on the Governing Board.  Wes Bruce, Chief Assessment Officer at the Indiana Department of Education, is the K-12 Leads for PARCC in Indiana. Teresa Lubbers, Commissioner of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, serves on the PARCC Advisory Committee on College Readiness. Trish Wlodarczyk, Core to College Alignment Director, Indiana Commission for Higher Education, coordinates PARCC-related postsecondary engagement activities in the state.


Indiana Commitment to Higher Standards


Indiana has been active in the American Diploma Project Network since 2005, aligning its standards and graduation requirements with expectations of postsecondary education and employers.  The state adopted the Common Core State Standards in August 2010, and became a Governing State in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers in the spring of 2010.  Leaders from Indiana’s K-12 and higher education communities were engaged in the development of PARCC’s proposal for common, next-generation assessments.


Postsecondary Commitment to College and Career Readiness


The PARCC assessment measures real world skills that colleges value, like critical thinking and problem solving. That’s why all of Indiana's public two- and four-year colleges and universities have committed to participate in PARCC. They helped develop the assessments to ensure that it measures college readiness.

Indiana's college and universities will use those assessments as one of the indicators of a student’s readiness for entry-level, credit-bearing college courses – and because these institutions educate every freshman entering public colleges and universities in Indiana, we’re ensuring that our students succeed.

See a full list of participating institutions here.


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