​Tennessee Quits PARCC

VOLUNTEER STATE WITHDRAWS: Tennessee students won’t be taking PARCC tests next year, Education Week reports. The state, which U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan described as “literally helping to lead the nation where we need to go in education" in 2013, will stick with TCAP, its current assessment program, although it is still committed to Common Core Standards. 

In a letter to PARCC CEO Laura Slover, state governor Bill Haslam also wrote, “the Tennessee Department of Education will issue a request for proposals for assessments in English language arts and math for the 2015-16 school year, through a competitive bidding process.”

15 states remain committed to PARCC for the 2014-2015 school year.

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