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Assessment and Standards

Many states have undertaken reform efforts centered on educational standards and student assessment. The tables in this section feature data on content and performance standards, statewide assessments by grade level and content area, and the alignment of standards and assessments.

Data Tables

Table 2.1 School level in which state has standards that are course- or grade-specific, by state: 2011–12
Table 2.2 State high school completion credentials, by state: 2013
Table 2.3 English language arts (ELA) statewide high school assessments, by state: 2017–18
Table 2.4 Science statewide assessments in grades 3-8, by state: 2017–18
Table 2.5 Science statewide high school assessments and grade administered, by state: 2017–18
Table 2.6 Early childhood school readiness definitions, assessments, and interventions for children not meeting expectations, by state: 2018
Table 2.7 Use of technology and capacity to use technology, by state: 2008–09
Table 2.8 Types of state high school policies for college readiness, by state: 2012–13
Table 2.9 Types of promotion and graduation practices based on statewide exit and end-of-course exams, by state: 2013
Table 2.10 State high school exit exams, by exam characteristics and state: 2017
Table 2.11 States administering specific college entrance exams to students, by state: 2018 Updated!
Table 2.12 Alternative paths to graduation for students with disabilities, by state: 2007
Table 2.13 State course credit requirements for high school graduation, by state: 2018 Updated!
Table 2.14 School level in which student assessments are aligned to state standards, by subject and state: 2011–12
Table 2.15 State efforts to support district and school implementation of Common Core State Standards/College- and Career-Ready Standards, by state: 2013
Table 2.16 Social studies statewide assessment name/title and grade administered, by state: 2018 Updated!
Table 2.17 State adoption of mathematics and English/Language Arts Common Core State Standards Initiative, by state: 2015
Table 2.18 Arts education policies, by state: 2018
Table 2.19 State prekindergarten standards and teacher qualifications, by state: 2016–17
Table 2.20 English language arts (ELA) and mathematics statewide assessments in grades 3–8, by state: 2017–18
Table 2.21 States and districts with computer science as a high school graduation requirement, by state: 2016–17
Table 2.22 Administration of computer–based state assessments in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics in grades 4 and 8, school year when state transitioned to the administration of computer–based assessments, and availability of a paper and pencil option: By state, various years
Table 2.23 State-level assessments required in grades kindergarten through grade 3, by state: 2018
Table 2.24 Mathematics statewide high school assessments, by state: 2017–18