PARCC responds to Race to the Top program review

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The U.S. Department of Education recently released the Race to the Top Technical Review to chart the progress made by the state consortia that received Race to the Top Assessment (RTTA) grants. The review found PARCC's assessment development to be "generally on track," the highest rating possible.

The technical reviewers praised PARCC's assessment development. Specifically, reviewers "found that the items and text passages they saw were generally high quality and aligned to the content standards they were intended to measure" (for PARCC, the Common Core State Standards) and "reported that the consortium is using evidence-centered design with fidelity."

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