Table 2.3. English/Language arts (ELA) and mathematics statewide high school assessments, by state: 2015–16
State | Assessment name | Student participation | |
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Alabama | ACT QualityCore English 10 End-of-Course (EOC) | Local option | |
ACT QualityCore English 9 EOC | Local option | ||
ACT QualityCore Algebra I EOC | Local option | ||
ACT | All students | ||
ACT Aspire Early High School (ELA and mathematics) | All students | ||
Alaska | Alaska Measures of Progress in ELA and mathematics | All students | |
SAT, ACT, or WorkKeys | Students choose one of these assessments | ||
Arizona | Arizona's Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching (AzMERIT) ELA EOC in English 9, 10 and 11^{1} | All students | |
AzMERIT Mathematics EOC in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry | All students | ||
Arkansas | ACT Aspire Early High School (ELA and mathematics) | All students | |
ACT | All students | ||
California | California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CASPP) Smarter Balanced in ELA and mathematics | All students | |
Colorado | PSAT | All students | |
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) English 9 and mathematics EOC^{2} | Students who have completed the course | ||
ACT | All students | ||
Connecticut | SAT | All students | |
Delaware | PSAT | All students | |
SAT | All students | ||
EOC Algebra II/Integrated Mathematics III | Local option | ||
District of Columbia | PARCC English I EOC | All students | |
PARCC English II EOC | All students | ||
PARCC English III EOC | Local option | ||
PARCC Geometry/Integrated Mathematics II EOC | All students | ||
PARCC Algebra I/Integrated I EOC | All students | ||
PARCC Algebra II/Integrated Mathematics III EOC | Local option | ||
Florida | Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) English 10 | All students | |
FSA Algebra I EOC | All students | ||
FSA Geometry EOC | All students | ||
FSA Algebra II EOC | Only students who elect to take the course | ||
Georgia | Georgia Milestones Assessment System 9th Grade Literature and Composition EOC | All students | |
Georgia Milestones American Literature and Composition EOC | All students | ||
Georgia Milestones Assessment System Coordinate Algebra EOC | All students | ||
Georgia Milestones Assessment System Analytic Geometry EOC | All students | ||
Hawaii | Smarter Balanced (ELA and mathematics) | All students | |
ELA (expository writing) EOC | All students | ||
Algebra I EOC | All students | ||
Algebra II EOC | Only students who elect to take the course | ||
ACT with writing | All students | ||
Idaho | Idaho Standards Achievement Tests (ISAT) by Smarter Balanced (ELA and mathematics) | All students | |
ACT/SAT/COMPASS | All students must take one assessment prior to graduation | ||
Illinois^{3} | PARCC English I | District option | |
PARCC English II | District option | ||
PARCC English III | District option | ||
PARCC Algebra I/Integrated Mathematics | District option | ||
PARCC Geometry/Integrated Mathematics II | District option | ||
PARCC Algebra II/Integrated Mathematics III | District option | ||
SAT | All students | ||
Indiana | Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress Plus (ISTEP+) Grade 10 ELA assessment | All students | |
ISTEP+ Grade 10 mathematics | All students | ||
Iowa | Iowa Assessments (ELA and mathematics) | All students | |
Kansas | Kansas Assessment Program (ELA and mathematics) | All students | |
Kentucky | Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) ACT QualityCore English II EOC | All students | |
K-PREP ACT QualityCore Algebra II EOC | All students | ||
Kentucky Online Testing (KYOTE) and COMPASS | ^{(4)} | ||
K-PREP (writing) | All students | ||
ACT | All students | ||
Louisiana | English II EOC | All students | |
English III EOC | All students | ||
Algebra I EOC | All students | ||
Geometry EOC | Only students who elect to take the course | ||
ACT | All students | ||
ACT PLAN | All students | ||
Maine | SAT | All students | |
Maryland | PARCC English II EOC | All students | |
PARCC Algebra I EOC | All students | ||
PARCC Algebra II EOC | Only students who elect to take the course | ||
Massachusetts | Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) (ELA and mathematics) | All students | |
PARCC English I EOC | Local option | ||
PARCC English III EOC | Local option | ||
PARCC Algebra I EOC | Local option | ||
PARCC Geometry EOC | Local option | ||
PARCC Algebra II EOC | Local option | ||
Michigan | M-STEP Grade 11 summative assessment in ELA (SAT with Essay, WorkKeys) | All students | |
ACT | All students | ||
Minnesota | Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (Grade 10 ELA and Grade 11 mathematics) | All students | |
Mississippi | Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP) English II | All students | |
ACT | All students | ||
Missouri | English I EOC | Local option | |
English II EOC | All students | ||
Algebra I EOC | All students | ||
Geometry EOC | Local option | ||
Algebra II EOC | Local option | ||
ACT | All students | ||
Montana | Smarter Balanced (ELA and mathematics) | All students | |
Nebraska | Nebraska State Accountability Tests (NeSA) (reading and writing) | All students | |
NeSA mathematics | All students | ||
Nevada | High School Proficiency Exam in reading and writing (HSPE) | Through class of 2016 | |
ELA I EOC (reading comprehension) | All students | ||
ELA II EOC (writing) | All students | ||
High School Proficiency Exam in mathematics | Through class of 2016 | ||
Mathematics I EOC (focus on Algebra I) | All students | ||
Mathematics II EOC (focus on geometry) | All students | ||
PSAT | All students | ||
ACT with writing | All students | ||
New Hampshire | SAT | All students | |
New Jersey | PARCC English 9 EOC | All students | |
PARCC English10 EOC | All students | ||
PARCC English 11 EOC^{5} | All students | ||
PARCC Algebra I EOC | All students | ||
PARCC Geometry EOC | All students | ||
PARCC Algebra II EOC | All students | ||
New Mexico | PARCC English I EOC | All students | |
PARCC English II EOC | All students | ||
PARCC English III EOC | All students | ||
PARCC Algebra I EOC | All students | ||
PARCC Geometry EOC | All students | ||
PARCC Algebra II EOC | All students | ||
Standards Based Assessment/High School Graduation Assessment (SBA/HSGA) in ELA and mathematics | Available for grade 12 retest in 2015–16 | ||
New York | Regents English Language Arts Exam (Common Core) | ^{(6)} | |
Regents Comprehensive English Exam | ^{(6)} | ||
Regents Algebra I Exam (Common Core) | ^{(6)} | ||
Regents Algebra II Exam (Common Core) | ^{(6)} | ||
Regents Geometry Exam (Common Core) | ^{(6)} | ||
Regents Algebra II/Trigonometry | ^{(6)} | ||
Regents Geometry Exam (2005 Standards) | ^{(6)} | ||
North Carolina | North Carolina READY Common Core State Standards (CCSS aligned EOC in English II) | All students | |
North Carolina READY CCSS (aligned EOC in Mathematics I) | All students | ||
ACT | All students | ||
ACT PLAN | All students | ||
North Dakota | North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) Smarter Balanced (ELA and mathematics) | All students | |
ACT/WorkKeys | All students must take one assessment prior to graduation | ||
Ohio | Reading Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT) | 11th and 12th grade retakes | |
Writing OGT | 11th and 12th grade retakes | ||
ELA I | All students | ||
ELA II | All students | ||
Math OGT | 11th and 12th grade retakes | ||
Algebra I/Integrated Mathematics I | All students | ||
Geometry/Integrated Mathematics II | All students | ||
Oklahoma | English II End-of-Instruction (EOI) | All students | ^{7} |
English III EOI | All students | ||
Algebra I EOI | All students | ||
Geometry EOI | All students | ||
Algebra II EOI | All students | ||
Oregon | Smarter Balanced (ELA and mathematics) | All students | |
Pennsylvania | Keystone Exam in Literature | All students | |
Keystone Exam in Algebra I | All students | ||
Rhode Island | PARCC English I EOC | All students | |
PARCC English II EOC | All students | ||
PARCC Algebra I EOC | All students | ||
PARCC Geometry EOC | All students | ||
South Carolina | ^{(8)} | All students | |
South Dakota | Smarter Balanced (ELA and mathematics) | All students | |
Tennessee | TN Ready English I EOC | All students | |
TN Ready English II EOC | All students | ||
TN Ready English III EOC | All students | ||
Algebra I/Integrated Mathematics I EOC | All students | ||
Algebra II/Integrated Mathematics III EOC | All students | ||
Geometry/Integrated Mathematics II EOC | All students | ||
ACT | All students | ||
Texas | State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) English I EOC | All students | |
STAAR English II EOC | All students | ||
STAAR English III EOC | District option | ||
STAAR Algebra I EOC | All students | ||
STAAR Algebra II EOC | District option | ||
Utah | Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) Writing 9 EOC | All students | |
SAGE Writing 10 EOC | All students | ||
SAGE Writing 11 EOC | All students | ||
SAGE EOC in Reading, Language and Listening 9 | All students | ||
SAGE EOC in Reading, Language and Listening 10 | All students | ||
SAGE EOC in Reading, Language and Listening 11 | All students | ||
SAGE EOC in Secondary (Integrated) Mathematics I | All students | ||
SAGE EOC in Secondary (Integrated) Mathematics II | All students | ||
SAGE EOC in Secondary (Integrated) Mathematics III | All students | ||
ACT | All students | ||
Vermont | Smarter Balanced (ELA and mathematics) | All students | |
Virginia | |||
Reading Standards of Learning (SOL) | All students | ||
Writing SOL | All students | ||
Algebra I SOL | All students | ||
Geometry SOL | Only students who elect to take the course | ||
Algebra II SOL | Only students who elect to take the course | ||
Washington | Smarter Balanced (ELA and mathematics) | All students | |
Reading and Writing High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) | Available for retakes, not for new administration | ||
Algebra I/Integrated I EOC Exit Exam based on the Common Core | All students | ||
Geometry/Integrated mathematics II EOC Exit Exam based on the Common Core | All students | ||
West Virginia | West Virginia General Summative Assessment (ELA and mathematics) | All students | |
ACT PLAN | All students | ||
Wisconsin | ACT Aspire Early High School (ELA and mathematics) | All students | |
ACT with writing | All students | ||
Wyoming | ACT Aspire Early High School (ELA and mathematics) | All students | |
ACT with writing | All students | ||
^{1} In Arizona, a student's score on
an assessment may not be used as a factor in determining a student's grade for school
years 2014–15 and 2015–16. ^{2} Beginning in the 2015–16 school year, Colorado will administer a state assessment in ELA and a state assessment in math in grade 9 only. ^{3} Districts have been given the flexibility to choose one of three possible assessment combinations: ELA/Literacy I and Algebra I/Integrated Mathematics I; ELA/Literacy II and Geometry/Integrated Mathematics II; or ELA/Literacy III and Algebra II/Integrated Mathematics III. ^{4} In Kentucky, KYOTE and COMPASS are administered to select students in grade 12 who did not achieve the college-ready benchmarks. ^{5} New Jersey students who are in grade 11 and take Advanced Placement English tests or International Baccalaureate English tests in grade 11 will be exempt from PARCC English 11 EOC. ^{6} For students who entered grade 9 in 2011 or thereafter, all students must take and pass five Regents exams in ELA, mathematics, social studies, and science. For ELA, all students first entering Grade 9 in the 2013–14 school year or thereafter must be provided with a high school English course of study aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) and pass the new Regents exam in ELA (Common Core) to meet graduation requirements. All students who first entered Grade 9 prior to the 2013–14 school year may meet the requirements for graduation by enrolling in Common Core English courses and passing the new Regents exam in ELA (Common Core) or enrolling in English courses aligned to the 2005 Learning Standards and passing the Regents Comprehensive Exam in English (2005 Learning Standards), while that exam is still being offered. For mathematics, any student who in the 2013–14 school year or thereafter, regardless of grade of enrollment, begins his or her first commencement-level mathematics course culminating in a Regents Exam in June 2014 or thereafter must take the New York State CCLS mathematics Regents Exam that corresponds to that course, as available, and be provided with Common Core instruction. Most typically, this first course will be Algebra I (Common Core). Those students who began or will complete an Integrated Algebra, Geometry, or Algebra 2/Trigonometry course prior to the 2013–14 school year must take the corresponding Regents exams aligned to the mathematics core curriculum (revised 2005), while those examinations are still being offered. ^{7} Students in Oklahoma need to pass Algebra I, English II, and a combination of two of the following: Algebra II, Biology I, English III, and U.S. History. ^{8} The state did not make an award to a vendor for high school assessments. Reports indicate that the South Carolina legislature could intervene in 2016 to select an assessment, which could be SAT or ACT or a continuation of already-administered EOCs. NOTE: In this table, EOC represents End-of-Course assessments and PARCC is the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. SOURCE: Achieve, State Summative High School English Language Arts/Literacy Assessments and 2015–16 State Summative High School Math Assessments, retrieved February 8, 2016 from http://achieve.org/files/HS_ELA_Assessments_Table_2015-16.pdf and http://achieve.org/files/HS_Math_Assessments_Table_2015-16.pdf. Data Source. |