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Thursday, November 12, 2015

CCSSO Executive Director Releases Statement on PARCC Announcement

Contact:Olympia Meolaolympia.meola@ccsso.org202-336-7071

Washington D.C. (November 12, 2015) -- The Council of Chief State School Officers today released a statement from Executive Director Chris Minnich about PARCC's decision to give states new options for accessing its testing items.

"PARCC's high-quality content is among the best in the country, and we are pleased that state chiefs will soon have the ability to access it in multiple ways," Minnich said. "State education chiefs need to make decisions based on what works best for their students, parents and teachers, and this flexibility will help in that work."

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The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.