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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.


Louisiana is a Governing State in the PARCC Consortium


Superintendent John White serves on the Governing Board. Jessica Baghian, Deputy Chief of Staff at the Louisiana Department of Education, is the K-12 Lead for PARCC in Louisiana. Dr. Joseph Savoie, President of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, serves on the PARCC Advisory Committee on College Readiness. Jeanne Burns, Associate Commissioner of Teacher Education Initiatives at the Louisiana Board of Regents, coordinates PARCC-related postsecondary engagement activities in the state.


Louisiana Commitment to Higher Standards


Louisiana has been active engaged in the American Diploma Project Network since 2005, aligning its standards with expectations of postsecondary education and employers.  The state adopted the Common Core State Standards in July 2010, and was one of the founding Governing States in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.  Leaders from Louisiana’s K-12 and higher education communities were deeply 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 Louisiana’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.

Louisiana’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 Louisiana, we’re ensuring that our students succeed.

See a full list of participating institutions here.


Louisiana State Resources