​PARCC Responds to Pushback By Shortening Next Year’s Test

LESS TESTING: On May 22, the board of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for Colleges and Career, or PARCC, voted to shorten the amount of time students will spend taking the test in the 2015-2016 school year. The resolution, which follows reports of the test taking up to 10 hours for students to complete, will reduce exam time by 90 minutes, and will limit the testing to a 30-day window, instead of two separate testing periods this spring. The changes will impact students in Washington DC and 11 states: Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio and Rhode Island. More from The New York Times.

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