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What is PARCC testing?


This year, Colorado students will for the first time take Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers assessments in mathematics and English.

PARCC is a multi-state consortium working together to develop computer-based assessments to measure students’ progress.

In 2008, Colorado legislators passed a bill reforming the education system. The following year, the Colorado Department of Education created the overhauled Colorado Academic Standards.

The new standards for writing, reading and mathematics incorporate the controversial Common Core State Standards.

Because standa...

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