Monday, September 23, 2013

From Commissioner Chester's mailbag

...we see that Governor Scott has directed Florida* to become the latest of states that had originally signed up with PARCC that now have dropped out.
Add them to Georgia, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Alabama, Indiana, I missing any?
As of July, the following at affirmed their commitment to field test:
Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Tennessee and the District of Columbia.
That leaves Kentucky as still in but not having affirmed their commitment to field test; all other states that were in as of July that did not affirm--Florida, Indiana, and Oklahoma--since have dropped out of the consortium.

All of which will make Commissioner Chester's update on PARCC tomorrow at the Massachusetts Board of Education meeting that much more interesting!

*There's some question as to who has which power. There's no question of the political winds in Florida, though.

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