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PARCC Massachusetts Decision Structure

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Massachusetts’ PARCC efforts are coordinated at the local, regional and state level:

  • The decision process begins with the 29 Campus PARCC Engagement Teams, appointed by each public college president to include P-16 stakeholders.
  • The 6 Regional Readiness Centers are P-16 entities designed to serve as conduits to convene, inform and facilitate professional development for faculty /teachers  to advance the state’s education agenda and support PARCC implementation.
  • Input flows to the Massachusetts PARCC Coordinating Council, jointly chaired by Commissioner Freeland and Commissioner Chester.
  • The Board of Higher Education and Board of Elementary and Secondary Education are advised by the Coordinating Council.

Consultative and resource groups include:

  • Massachusetts Educator Fellows. Twenty-four fellows (18 from P-12 and 6 from Higher Education) were selected by their colleagues to serve for two years as Massachusetts Educator Fellows, with the goal of developing a network of P–16 educators who can help lead implementation of the CCSS and PARCC in Massachusetts and who can lay the groundwork for sharing best practices and quality resources.
  • PARCC Lead Content Faculty Team. Massachusetts higher education faculty from mathematics and English, join P-12 colleagues to discuss the definition of college readiness and the implications of the transition to the common core state standards and the development and implementation of PARCC.
  • Staff coordinators: Sue Lane, Department of Higher Education; Steve Chrostowski, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.


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