Mercedes Schneider read the 128-page report on the future of the federally funded testing consortium called PARCC. It was launched, along with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, by Arne Duncan, who gave the two $360 million to write Common Core-aligned tests. PARCC has had a hard time, however. It started with 24 member states, and now it is down to six states and D.C.

It put out a call to other testing companies and interested parties, asking for advice. Mercedes read the advice and she shares it here with you.

Will the last state in PARCC remember to turn out the lights when you leave?