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Table 41.  Percentage of public school districts that required all schools to participate in state or district assessments, that required all schools except charter schools to participate, that permitted schools to participate on a voluntary basis, and that had no state or district-level assessment program, by state: 2003–04

State Districts that required all schools with designated students to participate Districts that required all schools, except charter schools, with designated students to participate   Districts that permitted schools with designated students to participate on a voluntary basis   Districts that did not have a state or district-level assessment program  
United States  98.2 0.3   0.8   0.7  
               
Alabama  100.0 #   #   #  
Alaska  100.0 #   #   #  
Arizona  97.7 0.3   0.9 ! 1.2 !
Arkansas  100.0 #   #   #  
California  99.1 0.9   #   #  
               
Colorado  100.0 #   #   #  
Connecticut  98.7 #   1.3 ! #  
Delaware  100.0 #   #   #  
District of Columbia  100.0 #   #   #  
Florida  100.0 #   #   #  
               
Georgia  100.0 #   #   #  
Hawaii  100.0 #   #   #  
Idaho  99.1 0.9   #   #  
Illinois  94.9 #   2.3 ! 2.8 !
Indiana  95.9 0.7 ! #   3.5 !
               
Iowa  97.4 1.4 ! #   1.1 !
Kansas  99.6 0.4   #   #  
Kentucky  100.0 #   #   #  
Louisiana  93.2 #   5.3 ! 1.5 !
Maine  97.5 #   #   2.5 !
               
Maryland  100.0 #   #   #  
Massachusetts  99.6 0.4   #   #  
Michigan  95.4 #   3.3 ! 1.3 !
Minnesota  99.6 0.4   #   #  
Mississippi  95.7 #   #   4.3 !
               
Missouri  100.0 #   #   #  
Montana  92.0 #   6.9 ! 1.1 !
Nebraska  99.6 0.4 ! #   #  
Nevada  100.0 #   #   #  
New Hampshire  100.0 #   #   #  
               
New Jersey  98.9 #   1.1 ! #  
New Mexico  97.1 2.9 ! #   #  
New York  99.4 0.6 ! #   #  
North Carolina  98.4 1.6   #   #  
North Dakota  98.2 #   #   1.8 !
               
Ohio  99.5 0.5   #   #  
Oklahoma  96.9 0.2   0.9 ! 2.0 !
Oregon  99.3 0.7   #   #  
Pennsylvania  97.8 1.4 ! 0.8 ! #  
Rhode Island  100.0 #   #   #  
               
South Carolina  100.0 #   #   #  
South Dakota  95.5 #   2.2 ! 2.3 !
Tennessee  100.0 #   #   #  
Texas  100.0 #   #   #  
Utah  94.3 3.3   #   2.5  
               
Vermont       
Virginia  89.3 #   5.2 ! 5.6 !
Washington  99.0 #   1.0 ! #  
West Virginia  100.0 #   #   #  
Wisconsin  98.5 #   #   1.5 !
Wyoming  100.0 #   #   #  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
‡ Reporting standards not met. The base-weighted unit response rate was below 50 percent.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, District Data File, 2003–04.

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