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State Assessments

State assessments are conducted using national main assessment materials and involve much larger school and student sample sizes per state (or other jurisdictional unit), so that results can be reported for each participating state and jurisdiction.

State assessments are administered biennially in odd-numbered years. (However; from 1990 through 2002, they were administered in even-numbered years.) State assessment data are collected for the following subject areas at grades 4 and 8:

Last updated 05 June 2008 (TS)

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