The PARCC test, associated with the Common Core, will be somewhat shorter next year.
Illinois was one of 11 states to administer the test this year, and parents complained it was too long. It would take up to 10 hours and spread across two sessions -- one in March, another in May.
The PARCC consortium voted this week to reduce the test by about an hour and a half and consolidate it into one session instead of two.
Anne Morris, a test coordinator for a Springfield school district, says that’s what she's been hoping to hear.