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Superintendent Janet Barresi serves on the Governing Board. Maridyth McBee, Interim Assistant Superintendent for Accountability and Assessment at the Oklahoma Department of Education, is the K-12 Lead for PARCC in Oklahoma. Dr. Glen Johnson, Chancellor of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, serves on the PARCC Advisory Committee on College Readiness. Debra Stuart, Vice Chancellor for Educational Partnerships at the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, coordinates PARCC-related postsecondary engagement activities in the state.
Oklahoma has been active in the American Diploma Project Network since 2005, aligning its standards and graduation requirements with expectations of postsecondary education and employers. The state adopted the Common Core State Standards in June 2010, and became a Governing State in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers in the spring of 2011. Leaders from Oklahoma’s K-12 and higher education communities were engaged in the development of PARCC’s proposal for common, next-generation assessments.
The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, representing all public two- and four-year colleges and universities in the state, has 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 Oklahoma. See a full list of participating institutions here.