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Griffin Applauds Board’s Decision to Replace PARCC with ACT

July 09, 2015

Says, ‘vote will serve our children well and bring quality, relevancy and certainty to the testing process’

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin issued the following statement after the State Board of Education voted to replace the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test with a test prepared by American College Testing (ACT):

“I applaud the Board’s decision to support the recommendation of the governor and his Council on Common Core Review to replace PARCC with ACT. Today's vote will serve our children well and bring quality, relevancy and certainty to the testing process.”

About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin

Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014, and completed his second term as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 18 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their two children.



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