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Commissioner John B. King, Jr. serves on the Governing Board. Kristen Huff, Senior Fellow, Assessment at the University of the State of New York Regents Research Fund, is the K-12 Lead for PARCC in New York. Dr. Matthew Goldstein, Chancellor of the City University of New York, serves on the PARCC Advisory Committee on College Readiness. David Crook, University Dean for Institutional Research and Assessment at The City University of New York, Jennifer Sattem, Fellow, New York Regents Research Fund, and Nancy Willie-Schiff, Assistant Provost at The State University of New York, coordinate PARCC-related postsecondary engagement activities in the state.
The New York State Board of Regents adopted the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy in July 2010. In January 2011, the Board of Regents approved the recommended additions to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts/Literacy and mathematics, plus a new set of Prekindergarten standards. In August 2010, New York became one of twelve states to win the Race to the Top competition. The state joined the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers as a Governing State in the spring of 2010 and actively helped shape PARCC’s proposal for a common, next-generation assessment system.
The State University of New York and The City University of New York, which represent all public two- and four-year colleges and universities in the state, 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 New York. See a full list of participating institutions here.