Feds Outline Possible Consequences for Chicago Public Schools' Effort To Delay PARCC Testing

Jan 28, 2015

In mid-January, Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennet decided to take a stand against the Common Core test known as the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers), announcing that it would be administered in only 10 percent of CPS schools and asking for a one-year delay in fully implementing the test.


The Illinois State Board of Education sought the advice of the Department of Education. Today, Crain’s Chicago Business published a story on the feds’ response. Bottom line: The federal government could withhold Illinois’ Title I, Part A funds — more than one billion dollars.