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Miss. State Board Votes To Leave PARCC Consortium

By Andrew Ujifusa — January 21, 2015 1 min read
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The Mississippi Board of Education voted last week to leave the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, a consortium developing tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards, and to seek a new test for next school year.

The state board announced that it would seek a new state assessment in English/language arts and math for the 2015-16 school year by issuing a request for proposals on Feb. 2. The state will still administer the PARCC exam this spring.

The move comes roughly a week after the Colorado state board voted to allow districts to opt out of giving the PARCC assessment, a move some state officials said might be illegal. The Mississippi departure would put the consortium membership at 11 states and the District of Columbia.

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A version of this article appeared in the January 21, 2015 edition of Education Week as Miss. State Board Votes To Leave PARCC Consortium

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