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Tennessee Quits PARCC, Leaving 15 Members

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Commissioner of Education Kevin Huffman and Fielding Rolston, the chairman of the state board of education, sent a letter to PARCC announcing a decision to withdraw from PARCC. The letter said the decision was sparked by a new law, House Bill 1549, which requires the state to use its current assessment, the TCAP, in the 2014-15 school year.