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Table 2.1. School level in which state has standards that are course- or grade-specific, by state: 2011–12


State English/language arts Mathematics Science Social studies/history
United States1 49 49 38 35
         
Alabama ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
Alaska MS MS MS
Arizona ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS ES MS
Arkansas ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
California ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
         
Colorado
Connecticut ES MS ES MS ES MS HS HS
Delaware ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
District of Columbia ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
Florida ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
         
Georgia ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
Hawaii ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
Idaho ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
Illinois ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
Indiana ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
         
Iowa MS HS MS HS MS HS
Kansas ES MS ES MS ES MS
Kentucky ES MS HS ES MS HS MS MS
Louisiana ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
Maine MS MS
         
Maryland ES MS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
Massachusetts HS HS HS ES MS HS
Michigan ES MS HS ES MS HS ES HS ES MS HS
Minnesota ES MS ES MS ES MS
Mississippi ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
         
Missouri ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
Montana ES MS HS ES MS ES MS
Nebraska ES MS ES MS
Nevada ES MS ES MS ES
New Hampshire ES MS HS ES MS
         
New Jersey ES MS ES MS
New Mexico ES MS HS ES MS ES MS ES MS
New York ES MS HS ES MS HS HS ES HS
North Carolina ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
North Dakota ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS
         
Ohio ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
Oklahoma ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
Oregon ES MS ES MS ES MS
Pennsylvania ES MS ES MS
Rhode Island ES MS HS ES MS HS
         
South Carolina ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
South Dakota ES MS HS ES MS ES MS ES MS
Tennessee ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
Texas ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
Utah ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
         
Vermont ES MS ES MS
Virginia ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
Washington ES MS ES MS HS ES MS HS
West Virginia ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS ES MS HS
Wisconsin
Wyoming ES MS ES MS
† Not applicable. State does not have standards that are course-or grade-specific at the elementary school, middle school, or high school level.
1 National total reflects the number of states in which state has standards that are course-or grade-specific.
NOTE: ES= elementary school, MS=middle school, HS= high school.
SOURCE: Quality Counts 2012: The Global Challenge, Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, Education Week, 2012. Data Source
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