Pepperell Primary School third-grade teacher Ryan Mathis has been selected to participate on a review team to develop the assessments for the new Common Core curriculum being implemented by states across the country. According to a Floyd County Schools media release, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers (PARCC) is assembling representatives from participating states to develop the assessments. Mathis will participate on the PARCC Bias and Sensitivity Content Review Committee for English/language arts literacy. This particular committee’s duties include determining whether the subject matter, presentation, and language used in PARCC test items and tasks are free of potential bias and acceptable to participating state students, parents and other community members. It will convene for a total of three in-person and two virtual meetings during the remaining years of the PARCC grant, which extends thru September 2014. The first meeting of the group is set to be held in November.
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