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Table 201. Required testing for initial certification of elementary and secondary school teachers, by type of assessment and state: 2011 and 2012
State Assessment for certification, 2011 Assessment for certification, 2012
Basic
skills
exam
Subject-
matter
exam
Knowledge of
teaching exam
Assessment
of teaching
performance
Basic
skills
exam
Subject-
matter
exam
Knowledge of
teaching exam
Assessment
of teaching
performance
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Alabama X X X X X X X X
Alaska X       X      
Arizona   X X     X X  
Arkansas X X X X X X X X
California X   X X   X
                 
Colorado   X       X    
Connecticut X X X X X X X X
Delaware X X     X X    
District of Columbia X X X   X X X  
Florida X     X X     X
                 
Georgia X X     X X    
Hawaii X X X X X  
Idaho   X   X   X   X
Illinois X X X   X X X  
Indiana X X   X X X   X
                 
Iowa                
Kansas   X X     X X  
Kentucky X X X X X X X X
Louisiana X X X X X X X X
Maine
                 
Maryland X X X X X X X X
Massachusetts X X   X X X   X
Michigan X X   X X X   X
Minnesota X X X   X X X  
Mississippi
                 
Missouri X X   X X X   X
Montana                
Nebraska X       X      
Nevada X X
New Hampshire X X     X X    
                 
New Jersey
New Mexico X X X X X X X X
New York   X X     X X  
North Carolina
North Dakota X X
                 
Ohio   X X X   X X X
Oklahoma
Oregon X X   X X X   X
Pennsylvania X X X X X X X X
Rhode Island     X X     X X
                 
South Carolina   X X     X X  
South Dakota X X X X X X X X
Tennessee X X X   X X X  
Texas X X X X
Utah   X   X   X   X
                 
Vermont X X     X X    
Virginia X X X   X X X  
Washington X X   X X X   X
West Virginia X X X X X X X X
Wisconsin X X     X X    
Wyoming    
—Not available.
X Denotes that the state requires testing. A blank denotes that the state does not require testing.
SOURCE: National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC), NASDTEC Knowledgebase, retrieved June 18, 2012, from https://www.nasdtec.info/. (This table was prepared June 2012.)
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