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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.
State Commitment to College and Career Readiness
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.
All of Indiana’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 the freshman entering public colleges and universities in Indiana. See a full list of participating institutions here.