Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers | PARCC
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

Leadership Team

The team is responsible for coordinating higher education engagement in the PARCC assessment system and works closely with the Advisory Committee on College Readiness.

It is one of several ways that higher education has been involved in the development and implementation of the PARCC assessments, and in using the assessments as a tool to measure college readiness and increasing access to college and other postsecondary education.

Higher Education Leadership Team (HELT) leaders serve as the primary communications liaisons to public two- and four- year campuses and higher education systems in their states, facilitate the continued recruitment of higher education academic leaders and faculty to participate in the development of the PARCC assessments (e.g., as item reviewers, writing panelists, and working group members), and prepare campuses to incorporate the PARCC assessments into their placement policies and practices. HELT members include college presidents, P-20 leadership, representatives from the state departments of higher education, and members of higher education boards, from all PARCC states and the District of Columbia.



  • Ian Macgillivray — Colorado
  • Thomas Bullock — District of Columbia
  • Dan Cullen — Illinois
  • Brian Durham — Illinois
  • Emily Dow — Maryland
  • Dewayne Morgan — Maryland
  • Nancy Shapiro — Maryland
  • Tiffani Williams — Maryland
  • Susan Lane — Massachusetts
  • Rick Scott — New Mexico
  • Ray Yannuzzi — New Jersey
  • TBD — Rhode Island

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