Kicking PARCC to the Curb

Kentucky announced on Friday that it is withdrawing from the Common Core testing consortium known as PARCC.

Kentucky will allow PARCC (Pearson) to bid on new tests, but is also seeking alternate vendors to develop tests that meet the Common Core State Standards.  Kentucky was the first state to adopt the standards and implement testing based on them.

Kentucky will continue to use the CCSS to guide its curriculum, but will no longer use the common test, unless PARCC wins the contract.

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