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Table 2.16. Social studies statewide assessment name, grade administered, and assessment type, by state: 200910


State Assessment name Grade(s) administered Assessment type
Alabama Alabama High School Graduation Exam 11 Criterion-referenced
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California California Standards Tests 8-11 Criterion-referenced
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware Delaware Student Testing Program 4, 6, 11 Norm-referenced, criterion-referenced
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia Criterion Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) 3-8 Criterion-referenced
  End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) 10-12 Criterion-referenced
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky Kentucky Core Content Test 5, 8, 11 Criterion-referenced
Louisiana Graduation Exit Examination (GEE) 11 Criterion-referenced
  Integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) 3, 5-7 Augmented norm-referenced
  Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) 4, 8 Criterion-referenced
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) 5, 10-11 Criterion-referenced
Michigan Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) 6, 9 Criterion-referenced
  Michigan Merit Examination 11 Norm-referenced
Minnesota
Mississippi Subject Area Testing Program, High School End-of-Course Test: U.S. History 9-12 Criterion-referenced
Missouri Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) End-of-Course Tests: American History, American Government 9-12 Criterion-referenced
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey High School Proficiency Assessment 11 Criterion-referenced
New Mexico
New York High School Regents Examination 9-12 Criterion-referenced
  Social Studies Tests 5, 8 Criterion-referenced
North Carolina End-of-Course Exams (Civics & Economics, U.S. History) 9-12 Criterion-referenced
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma Oklahoma Core Curriculum Test 5, 8, End-of-Instruction U.S. History (high school) Criterion-referenced
Oregon Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills Online - Social Science 5, 8, 9-12 Criterion-referenced
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) (when course taken for credit) 8-12 Criterion-referenced
  Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) 3-8 Criterion-referenced
South Dakota
Tennessee Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program Achievement Tests 3-8 Criterion-referenced
  Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program End-of-Course 9-12 Criterion-referenced
Texas End-of-Course (optional until the 2011-12 school year) 10-12 Criterion-referenced
  Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) 10-11 Criterion-referenced
Utah
Vermont
Virginia End-of-Course Assessments 9-12 Criterion-referenced
  Standards of Learning Assessments (SOL) 3-8 Criterion-referenced
  Standards of Learning- Content-Specific History 4-8 Criterion-referenced
Washington
West Virginia West Virginia Educational Standards Tests (WESTEST) 3-11 Criterion-referenced
Wisconsin Wisconsin Knowledge & Concepts Examinations (WKCE) 4, 8, 10 Criterion-referenced
Wyoming
— Not available.
NOTE: Criterion-referenced: An assessment that is aligned with a state's academic standards and thus intended primarily to measure students' performance with respect to those standards, rather than to the performance of their peers nationally. Norm-referenced: An assessment designed primarily to compare the performance of students with that of their peers nationally. Such tests do not generally measure how students perform in relation to a state's own academic standards. Augmented norm-referenced: An assessment that includes the addition of specific assessment items to an existing instrument that are designed to improve alignment of the test with a state's standards.
SOURCE: Statewide Student Assessment: 200910, Council of Chief State School Officers, 2010. Data Source.
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