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Table 1.8. Alignment of state high school standards, graduation requirements, and assessment systems with Common Core State Standards/College- and Career-Ready Standards, by state: 2014

State State has a policy in place to
Align high school standards
with the expectations of
college and career
Align high school courses/content
with college- and career-
ready standards
Develop college- and
career-ready assessment
United States2 51 24 36
Alabama Yes Yes Yes
Alaska Yes No No
Arizona Yes Yes No
Arkansas Yes Yes Yes
California Yes No Yes
Colorado Yes Yes Yes
Connecticut Yes No Yes
Delaware Yes Yes Yes
District of Columbia Yes Yes No
Florida Yes No No
Georgia Yes Yes No
Hawaii Yes Yes Yes
Idaho Yes No Yes
Illinois Yes No Yes
Indiana Yes Yes No
Iowa Yes No No
Kansas Yes No No
Kentucky Yes Yes Yes
Louisiana Yes No Yes
Maine Yes Yes Yes
Maryland Yes No Yes
Massachusetts Yes No Yes
Michigan Yes Yes Yes
Minnesota Yes Yes Yes
Mississippi Yes Yes Yes
Missouri Yes No Yes
Montana Yes No Yes
Nebraska Yes Yes No
Nevada Yes No Yes
New Hampshire Yes No Yes
New Jersey Yes No Yes
New Mexico Yes Yes Yes
New York Yes No Yes
North Carolina Yes Yes Yes
North Dakota Yes No Yes
Ohio Yes Yes No
Oklahoma Yes Yes No
Oregon Yes No Yes
Pennsylvania Yes No No
Rhode Island Yes No No
South Carolina Yes No Yes
South Dakota Yes Yes Yes
Tennessee Yes Yes Yes
Texas Yes No No
Utah Yes Yes Yes
Vermont Yes No Yes
Virginia Yes No No
Washington Yes Yes Yes
West Virginia Yes Yes Yes
Wisconsin Yes No Yes
Wyoming Yes No Yes
1 These assessments are either aligned to state standards, or are used for college admissions.
2 National total reflects the number of "Yes" responses for each column.
SOURCE: Achieve, Closing the Expectations Gap: 2014 Annual Report on the Alignment of State K-12 Policies and Practice with the Demands of College and Careers, retrieved March 4, 2015 from Data Source