"The question of whether Louisiana students are taking a legitimate PARCC test might be answered by the outcome of Louisiana students discussing their PARCC testing experience on social media.
The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) has no contract with official PARCC vendor, Pearson. Louisiana’s “PARCC” tests are supposedly the result of an undisclosed arrangement between another testing company, Data Recognition Corp (DRC) and Pearson.
The public is not allowed to know the details surrounding the shaky third-party-acquisition of Louisiana’s “PARCC” tests.
However, Pearson apparently trolls social media to protect its product. (https://deutsch29.wordpress.com/2014/12/12/pearson-holds-all-parcc-consortium-developed-items/)
In short, Pearson has been monitoring social media in New Jersey to see if students in PARCC testing states have been chatting about their testing experiences.
Pearson officials have even had the gall to contact the New Jersey department of education three times and push for corrective action for the students’ actions on social media."...
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