Mississippi’s school board has voted to leave the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and seek a new test for the next school year.
The state still plans to administer the PARCC exam this school year.
Mississippi’s withdrawal from PARCC leaves 11 states plus the District of Columbia in the consortium, whose tests are aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The board’s vote doesn’t change the number of states slated to administer the exam in the 2014-15 school year.
A version of this article appeared in the January 29, 2015 edition of Education Week as Mississippi Pulls Out of PARCC Consortium