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Rob Bauer, Assistant Director of Standards and Achievement at the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, is the K-12 Lead for PARCC in North Dakota. Aimee Copas, Academic Affairs Associate Director, North Dakota University System, coordinates PARCC-related postsecondary engagement activities in the state.
In June 2011, North Dakota adopted the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy. The state joined the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers as a Participating State in the spring of 2010 and helped shape PARCC’s proposal for a common, next-generation assessment system.
Eleven public colleges and universities in North Dakota 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 98% of the freshman entering public colleges and universities in North Dakota. See a full list of participating institutions here.