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Table 169. States using minimum-competency testing, by grade levels assessed, expected uses of standards, and state or jurisdiction: 200102
State or jurisdiction Grade levels in which students are tested on at least one component Expected uses
Student diagnosis or placement1  Improvement of instruction1  Program evaluation1  Student promotion2  High school exit requirement School awards or recognition3  Public school performance reporting3  Accreditation3  Other
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Alabama 3–8,10–12   X X X   X X X    
Alaska 3,4,6–10   X X X       X    
Arizona 2–10     X X       X    
Arkansas 4–12   X X X       X    
California 2–12 4    X X X X X X   (5,6)
                       
Colorado 3–10     X X       X    
Connecticut 4,6,8,10   X X X   X X X    
Delaware 2–11   X X   X   X X   (6)
Florida 3–11     X X   X X X    
Georgia K–8,11,12   X X X   X X X    
                       
Hawaii 3,5,8,10     X X            
Idaho K–11     X X       X    
Illinois 3–5,7–11 4,7    X X X     X   (5)
Indiana 3,6,8,10     X X       X    
Iowa 4,8,11             X X X  
                       
Kansas 4–8,10,11   X X X       X X  
Kentucky 3–12     X X     X X    
Louisiana 3–11   X X X X X   X    
Maine 4,8,11 7    X X            
Maryland 3,5–12   X X X   X X X    
                       
Massachusetts 3–8,10 7  X X X   X X X   (5)
Michigan 4,5,7,8,11   X X X       X X  
Minnesota 3–12   X X X   X        
Mississippi 2–12   X X X   X        
Missouri 3–5,7–11   X X X     X X X  
                       
Montana 4,8,11     X X            
Nebraska 4,8,11   X X X            
Nevada 3–5,8,10–12   X X X   X X X    
New Hampshire 3,6,10     X X       X    
New Jersey 4,8,11   X X X   X   X X (5,8)
                       
New Mexico K,3–10   X X X   X X X X  
New York 4,5,8–12   X X X X X   X   (5,6)
North Carolina 3–12 4  X X X X X X X    
North Dakota 4,8,12   X X X X     X   (6)
Ohio 4,6,9     X X X X X X    
                       
Oklahoma 3,5,8,10,11   X X X       X X  
Oregon 3,5,8,10     X X       X    
Pennsylvania 5,6,8,9,11   X   X     X X    
Rhode Island 3–5,7–11     X X       X    
South Carolina 1,3–12 7  X X X   X   X    
                       
South Dakota 2–6,8–11   X X X            
Tennessee 3–12   X X X   X X X   (5,6)
Texas 3–12   X X X   X X X X  
Utah 1–12 4  X X X X   X X    
Vermont 2,4,5,8,10,11     X X       X    
                       
Virginia 3–6,8–12   X X X X X   X X  
Washington 2–11 4,7  X X X       X    
West Virginia 1–12 7  X X X       X X (5,8)
Wisconsin 3,4,8,10   X X X       X    
Wyoming 4,8,10–12 7    X X       X X  
Other jurisdictions                      
American Samoa 4,6,8,10,12   X X X            
Puerto Rico  
U.S. Virgin Islands  
— Not available.
X State has program.
1 Testing program is for instructional purposes.
2 Testing program is for the purpose of student accountability.
3 Testing program is for school accountability.
4 Inclusion is voluntary for students, schools, or school districts for one or more grades.
5 Endorsed diploma.
6 Honors diploma.
7 A sample of students is tested for one or more grades.
8 High school skills guarantee.
SOURCE: Council of Chief State School Officers, Annual Survey of State Student Assessment Programs, Fall 2003. (This table was prepared April 2005.)

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