Thursday, July 9, 2015

Arkansas Govenor and Lt. Governor Applaud Board of Education’s Vote To Replace PARCC Test

Both Arkansas Asa Hutchinson and Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin issued statements applauded the State Board of Education vote to replace the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test with the ACT and ACT Aspire tests prepared by American College Testing (ACT).

Governor Hutchinson said:
"I applaud the Board of Education for its vote in switching from PARCC to ACT/ACT Aspire. The board members were thoughtful and deliberate on this issue and reached a final decision that I think is best for our students and teachers over the long term. It provides stability and aligns Arkansas with a nationally recognized testing system.

“I appreciate the hard work of the Board and the meaningful discussions it held on this issue. Its willingness to move away from PARCC and seek this new contract is an indication of the Board’s continued dedication to putting Arkansas’s students first. I especially want to thank Commissioner Key, the Department of Education and members of the Common Core Review Council for their hard work in addressing this matter.”

Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin said:
“I applaud the Board’s decision to support the recommendation of the governor and his Council on Common Core Review to replace PARCC with ACT. Today's vote will serve our children well and bring quality, relevancy and certainty to the testing process.” Tags: State Board of Education, votes, drop, PARCC Testing, Use, ACT, ACT Aspire, Arkansas, Governor, Asa Hutchinson, Lt. Governor, Tim Griffin, respond To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". This site is an Outreach of the ARRA News Service.

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