News Releases

News Releases

PARCC Releases RFP to Build Speaking and Listening Assessments

10/03/2013

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a consortium of states working together to create next generation assessments, today released a request for proposals (RFP) for the development of its Speaking and Listening Assessments.

PARCC Governing Board Meets, Appoints PARCC Chief Executive Officer

09/26/2013

During its quarterly meeting yesterday, the Governing Board of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) made several key decisions to support the long-term sustainability and success of the consortium.

Number of students taking AP exams, overall scores increase

09/26/2013

The number of students taking Advanced Placement tests, as well as the state's overallscores, increased in 2013.

Four Arkansas schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools

09/24/2013

The U.S. Department of Education named four Arkansas schools as 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

Top 4 Finalists for Arkansas Teacher of the Year Announced

09/16/2013

Gov. Mike Beebe recognized the top four finalists for Arkansas Teacher of the Year at an event today at the Capitol.

PARCC Technology Bundle RFP

09/10/2013

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a 20-state consortium working together to create next generation assessments, released a request for proposal (RFP) for assessment technology components including a computer-based test delivery platform, an assessment item repository, a data warehouse, score reporting tools, and a score reports design study.

Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists Announced

09/09/2013

Sixteen of the best teachers from around the state will be recognized as Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists at 10 a.m. Sept. 16 in the Old Supreme Court Room at the Capitol. The top four finalists will be announced at the event.

Governor Beebe Discusses the Benefits of Common Core State Standards in his Weekly Column and Radio Address

08/30/2013

As Arkansas students in grades 9 through 12 begin a new school year, their teachers have new expectations for their academic achievements. This is a pivotal time for education in Arkansas, as the Common Core State Standards are now being implemented in our high schools.

Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas Supports Common Core State Standards

08/29/2013

The Arkansas State Chamber/Associated Industries of Arkansas Executive Committees released a Resolution supporting the Common Core State Standards, adopted by the State of Arkansas on July 12, 2010.

PARCC Releases New Sample Items

08/21/2013

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, a 19-state consortium working together to create next generation assessments, today released additional sample items for both English language arts/literacy and mathematics.

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