Assessments

State Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada

Table 1: State Assessments, Number of Student Proficiency Levels, and Years of Consistent Assessment Data, 2003-04
State assessment* Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test, Alabama High School Graduation Exam Alaska Benchmark Exams Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards Arkansas Benchmark Exams California Standards Tests, California High School Exit Exam Colorado Student Assessment Program Connecticut Mastery Test Delaware Student Testing Program Stanford 9 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, Georgia High School Graduation Tests Hawaii Content and Performance Standards II Idaho State Achievement Tests Illinois Standards Achievement Test Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress Plus Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, Iowa Tests of Ed. Dev. Kansas Assessment Program Kentucky Core Content Test Louisiana Educational Assessment Program Maine Educational Assessment Maryland School Assessments Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Michigan Educational Assessment Program Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments Mississippi Curriculum Test Missouri Assessment Program Montana Comprehensive Assessment System School-based Teacher-led Assessment and Reporting System (STARS) Nevada Criterion-Referenced Tests Number of student proficiency levels 4 4 4 4 5 4 5 5 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 3 5 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 4 5 4 4 4

Years of consistent data — 3 2 2 4 2 5 5 2 4 5 3 2 6 4 4 5 6 4 6 2 5 8 7 3 7 4 3 3 

State New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Puerto Rico Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Nation (50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) State assessment* New Hampshire Educational Improvement and Assessment Program New Jersey Skills and Knowledge Assessment New Mexico Standards Based Assessment New York State Tests North Carolina End of Grade Mathematics/Reading North Dakota State Assessment Ohio Proficiency Test Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests Oregon State Assessments Pennsylvania System of School Assessment Pruebas Puertorriqueñas de Aprovechamiento Académico New Standards Reference Exam Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test Dakota State Test of Educational Progress Tennessee Achievement Test Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills Utah Performance Assessment System for Students New Standards Reference Examinations Standards of Learning Assessments Washington Assessment of Student Learning WESTEST Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations Wyoming Comprehensive Assessment System Number of student proficiency levels 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 5 4 4 3 3 4 5 3 4 5 4 4 3 levels: 9 states 4 levels: 30 states 5+ levels: 12 states Years of consistent data 2 6 2 2 9 3 4 5 4 4 2 2 6 2 2 2 2 2 7 4 — 6 3 2-3 years: 23 states 4-6 years: 22 states More than 6 years: 5 states

*More information on assessments can be found in state profiles beginning on page 14. State Assessment; Student Achievement Levels; Years of Consistent Data Source: State assessment results submitted in the Consolidated State Performance Report, Section B, 2003-04, and follow-up by CCSSO, State Education Accountability Reports and Indicator Reports: Status of Reports Across the States, 2003. Note: The column showing “Years of Consistent Data” indicates the number of years that the state had a consistent test in the same grades and a consistent definition of proficient in at least one subject and grade included in this report. See state profiles beginning on page 14 for more details. In states with separate years of consistent data by subject, the highest number of years of consistent data was used for the national total.