Published Online: March 17, 2015
Published in Print: March 18, 2015, as PARCC Exam Makes Inroads as College-Readiness Proxy

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PARCC Exam Makes Inroads as College-Readiness Proxy

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Two public colleges in Colorado say they will consider the results of the assessment from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers when they place students into entry-level credit-bearing courses.

The action suggests that higher education is coming to embrace the idea that a qualifying score on common-core assessments shows that a student is ready for college-level work.

Adams State University in Alamosa, Colo., and Aims Community College in Greeley, Colo., are the first to consider PARCC scores in course-placement decisions. Washington state's university system and the higher education system in West Virginia made similar pledges last year about their use of scores on the Smarter Balanced assessment.

Vol. 34, Issue 24, Page 4

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