“The word PARCC became synonymous with a nightmare test," said chair of state senate education committee

parcc-damagedThe longer, tougher PARCC school tests, criticized by many as too time-consuming and full of technological glitches, are gone from Ohio after one year — before students and schools even know their scores.

Now the state will begin a 10-month sprint to design new English and math tests and train schools to administer those tests next spring. That’s about one-third as long as Ohio and its schools had to prepare for PARCC (the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness...

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