PARCC Attrition from 2011 to 2014: Not Looking Good for Pearson

A breakdown of the waning support for PARCC. The truth is that it is not in the best interest for our children. But my question is that if the PARCC does go as quickly as it came, what about all of the money that schools rushed to spend on technology? Tech companies will still make out like bandits from it all.

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Several years ago, education giant Pearson must have had some high hopes for the profits it would rake in with the spring 2015 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments related to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

That was before the reality of slenderized, 2015 PARCC customer base came to be.

Indeed, the PARCC trim-down did not happen quickly– but it has happened– and it might not even be finished.

PARCC exited the 2011 starting gate with 25 states plus DC.

By the close of 2014, PARCC states actually and legitimately contracted with Pearson for its PARCC assessments is less than half the initial 2011 count.

Let us consider the PARCC Consortium of Old, and the PARCC Notably-lesser Consortium of Now.

From the Bandwagon More to the Party is Ending Less– much to Pearson’s CCSS-profit-garnering disappointment, I am sure–and to the PARCC consortium’s disappointment, as…

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