State withdraws from testing consortium

Mississippi withdrew on Friday from a multiple state consortium formed to create tests that measure how well students master the Common Core State Standards.

The state now begins its search for a new test unencumbered by its association with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, after the State Board of Education voted to leave PARCC. That move had appeared inevitable since September, when Mississippi’s Personal Service Contract Review Board denied a contract to allow Mississippi to provide PARCC’s test for multiple years.

Daily Journal
1/17/15