As a math facilitator at the “Testing the Test” event in Chicago, Paige Nilson did a deep dive on the PARCC assessment with fellow Chicago teachers. She began her advocacy for PARCC by co-authoring “Don’t park the PARCC,” an op-ed (co-written by four other Fellows) that helped make Teach Plus a key player in Chicago’s assessment debate. Paige then testified in front of the Illinois legislature, advocating for the adoption of PARCC statewide.