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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. 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. New York is not administering the PARCC assessment in 2014-15, and has issued a request for proposals for an assessment system in 2015-16.
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 PARCC assessment measures real world skills that colleges value, like critical thinking and problem solving. That’s why all of New York’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.
New York’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 New York, we’re ensuring that our students succeed.
See a full list of participating institutions here.