DAILY HERALD: Illinois to change controversial PARCC test after this year

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The Daily Herald is reporting, “State education officials confirmed Friday the state’s controversial standardized test is changing again, barely three years after its launch.

Illinois began mandatory statewide Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers testing in March 2015 of students in third through 11th grades in English language arts and math. The test measures the mastery of important educational milestones based on Illinois Learning Standards.

The test was given to third- through eighth-graders last school year, while high school juniors took the revised SAT college entrance exam for the first time instead of PARCC…”

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