BY Catherine Gewertz
Colorado, which has been one of a dwindling pack of polygamous states, has decided to change its ways and make a commitment. It decided to become a governing member of PARCC.
This is just the latest chapter in Colorado's story of inner conflict about the assessment consortia. Now only three states remain in the polygamous camp (nongoverning members of both consortia): Alabama, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania.
Utah joined five other states in the "no consortium" group recently, when it dropped out of the Smarter Balanced group.