Table 2.3. English/Language arts (ELA) and mathematics statewide high school assessments, by state: 2014–15
State | Assessment name | Student participation |
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Alabama | ACT QualityCore English 10 End-of-Course (EOC) | All students |
ACT QualityCore Algebra I EOC | All students | |
ACT | All students | |
ACT Plan | All students | |
Alaska | Alaska Measures of Progress in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics | All students |
Arizona | Arizona's Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching (AzMERIT) ELA EOC in English 9, 10 and 11 | All students |
AzMERIT Mathematics EOC in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry | All students^{1} | |
Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) in reading, writing and mathematics | Available for retakes only; no new administration | |
Arkansas | Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Grade 9 ELA/literacy | All students |
PARCC Grade 10 ELA/literacy | All students | |
PARCC Grade 11 ELA/literacy | Local option | |
PARCC Algebra I EOC | All students | |
PARCC Geometry EOC | All students | |
PARCC Algebra II EOC | Local option | |
California | Smarter Balanced (ELA and mathematics) | All students |
California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) | All students | |
Colorado | Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) ELA (developed by PARCC) | All students in grade 9 |
CMAS ELA(developed by PARCC) | All students in grade 10 | |
CMAS English Language Arts (developed by PARCC) | All students in grade 11 | |
CMAS Algebra I/Integrated I (developed by PARCC) | All students | |
CMAS Geometry/Integrated II (developed by PARCC) | All students | |
CMAS Algebra II/Integrated III (developed by PARCC) | All students | |
ACT | All students | |
Connecticut | Smarter Balanced (ELA and mathematics) | All students |
Delaware | Smarter Balanced (ELA and mathematics) | All students |
EOC Algebra II/Integrated Mathematics III | Local option | |
PSAT | All students | |
SAT | All students | |
District of Columbia | PARCC English II EOC | All students |
PARCC English III EOC | Local option | |
PARCC Geometry/Integrated Mathematics II 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 | |
Georgia High School Writing Test | 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 | 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 | PARCC English III EOC | See note |
PARCC Algebra II/Integrated III | See note | |
Indiana | New Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress Plus (ISTEP+)^{2} | All students |
New ISTEP+ aligned to Indiana State Standards ECA in Algebra I | 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 | See note | |
K-PREP (writing) | All students | |
ACT | All students | |
PLAN and EXPLORE | 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 | |
EXPLORE, PLAN | All students | |
Maine | Smarter Balanced (ELA and mathematics) | All students |
SAT/ACCUPLACER | Only students who elect to take the assessment | |
PSAT | Only students who elect to take the assessment | |
ReadiStep | Only students who elect to take the assessment | |
Maryland | PARCC English II EOC | All students |
Maryland High School Assessment (HSA) in English II | All students | |
PARCC Algebra I EOC | All students | |
High School Assessment (HAS) in algebra/data analysis | 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 (ELA and mathematics) | All students |
ACT | All students | |
Minnesota | Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (GRAD) | Students in grade 10 |
Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (ELA and mathematics) | All students | |
PLAN and EXPLORE | All students | |
ACT Plus Writing | All students | |
Mississippi | PARCC English I EOC | Local option |
PARCC as part of Subject Area Testing Program, 3rd Edition (SATP3); English II EOC | All students | |
PARCC as part of SATP3; Algebra I EOC | All students | |
ACT | All students | |
Missouri | English I EOC | Local option |
English II EOC | All students | |
Algebra I EOC | All students^{3} | |
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 Plus Writing | All students | |
New Hampshire | Smarter Balanced (ELA and mathematics) | All students |
New Jersey | PARCC English 9 EOC | All students |
PARCC English10 EOC | All students | |
PARCC English 11 EOC | All students | |
PARCC Algebra I EOC | All students | |
PARCC Geometry EOC | All students | |
PARCC Algebra II EOC | All students | |
High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) | Available for retakes, not for new administration | |
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^{4} | |
Standards Based Assessment/High School Graduation Assessment (SBA/HSGA) in ELA and mathematics | Available for grade 12 retest and is an option for grade 11 students in 2014-15 | |
New York | Regents English Language Arts Exam (Common Core) | ^{5} |
Regents Comprehensive English Exam | ^{5} | |
Regents Algebra I Exam (Common Core) | ^{5} | |
Regents Integrated Algebra Exam | ^{5} | |
Regents Geometry Exam | ^{5} | |
Regents Algebra II/Trigonometry Exam | ^{5} | |
North Carolina | North Carolina READY CCSS (aligned EOC in English II) | All students |
North Carolina READY CCSS (aligned EOC in Mathematics I) | All students | |
ACT | 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 | PARCC English I EOC | All students |
PARCC English II EOC | All students | |
Reading Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) | All 10th grade students; 11th and 12th grade retakes | |
Writing OGT | All 10th grade students; 11th and 12th grade retakes | |
PARCC Algebra I/Integrated I EOC | All students | |
PARCC Geometry EOC/Integrated Mathematics II EOC | All students | |
mathematics OGT | All 10th grade students; 11th and 12th grade retakes | |
Oklahoma | English II End-of-Instruction (EOI) | All students |
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 |
Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) (mathematics, reading, writing) | Available for grade 12 retest only | |
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 | ACT | All students |
End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) English 1 | All students | |
End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) in Algebra I/Mathematics for the Technologies 2 | All students | |
South Dakota | Smarter Balanced (ELA and mathematics) | All students |
Tennessee | English I EOC | All students |
English II EOC | All students | |
English III EOC | All students | |
Algebra I EOC | All students | |
Algebra 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 Algebra I EOC | All students | |
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 CCSS | All students | |
Geometry/Integrated mathematics II EOC Exit Exam based on the CCSS | All students | |
West Virginia | Smarter Balanced (ELA and mathematics) | All students |
EXPLORE, PLAN | All students | |
COMPASS (ELA and mathematics) | All students | |
Wisconsin | ACT Aspire Early High School (ELA and mathematics) | All students |
ACT Plus Writing | All students | |
Wyoming | ACT | All students |
PLAN, EXPLORE | All students | |
^{1} Arizona will not require students to pass the EOC test for graduation, but EOC scores may be included in the relevant course grade. The State Board of Education has not yet determined if or how students will be held accountable for performance on these assessments. ^{2} The ISTEP+ assessment is aligned to Indiana State Standards in English 10. ^{3} In Missouri, for students who complete the Algebra I EOC assessment prior to high school, Algebra II EOC is the required high school mathematics assessment for accountability purposes. ^{4} In New Mexico, for the class of 2015, students are required to earn a passing score to graduate on the Standards Based Assessment/High School Graduation Assessment (SBA/HSGA) and on the writing EOC. For the Class of 2016, students must still earn a passing score on an assessment to graduate, but have multiple assessments available to them in each subject. For reading, students must either pass the SBA reading or PARCC ELA Grade 11. For mathematics, students must pass the SBA mathematics in Grade 10 or PARCC algebra II or geometry. For writing, students are required to pass PARCC ELA Grade 11. Students must also pass the science SBA. ^{5} 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. SOURCE: Achieve, States' ELA and Mathematics High School Assessments: Uses for Students, Schools and Teachers, retrieved March 4, 2015 from http://www.achieve.org/ClosingtheExpectationsGap2014. Data Source. |