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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 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.
All of Louisiana’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 Louisiana. See a full list of participating institutions here.