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Table 8.2.1. English language arts (ELA) and mathematics statewide assessments in grades 3–8, by state: 2017

State Assessment name
Alabama Scantron
Alaska Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools (PEAKS)
Arizona1 Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching (AzMERIT)
Arkansas ACT Aspire
California California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) (Smarter Balanced)
Colorado Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) as part of Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS)
Connecticut Smarter Balanced
Delaware Smarter Balanced
District of Columbia PARCC
Florida Florida Standards Assessments (FSA)
Georgia Georgia Milestones Assessment System
Hawaii Smarter Balanced
Idaho Idaho Standards Achievement Tests (ISATs) (Smarter Balanced)
Illinois PARCC
Indiana Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress Plus (ISTEP+)
Iowa Iowa Assessments
Kansas Kansas Assessment Program
Kentucky2 Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP)
Louisiana Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP)
Maine Maine Educational Assessment (MEA)
Maryland PARCC
Massachusetts Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)
Michigan M-STEP (Smarter Balanced content plus Michigan-developed items)
Minnesota Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs)
Mississippi Mississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAAP)
Missouri Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)
Montana Smarter Balanced
Nebraska3 Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS)
Nevada Smarter Balanced
New Hampshire New Hampshire Statewide Assessment System
New Jersey PARCC
New Mexico PARCC
New York New York State English Language Arts and Mathematics Tests
North Carolina North Carolina READY End-of-Grade Reading Comprehension and Mathematics Tests
North Dakota North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA)
Ohio Ohio State Test
Oklahoma4 Oklahoma School Testing Program (OSTP) Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests
Oregon Smarter Balanced
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) in English Language Arts and Mathematics
Rhode Island Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS)
South Carolina SC READY
South Dakota Smarter Balanced
Tennessee TNReady (ELA plus writing and mathematics)
Texas5 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR)
Utah Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) Reading, Language, and Listening; Writing; and Mathematics
Vermont Smarter Balanced
Virginia6, 7 Standards of Learning (SOL)
Washington Smarter Balanced
West Virginia West Virginia General Summative Assessment
Wisconsin Wisconsin Forward Exam
Wyoming Wyoming Test of Proficiency and Progress (WY-TOPP)
1 ELA includes writing and reading.
2 K-PREP tests administered in reading and mathematics for grades 3–8 and writing for grades 5, 6, and 8.
3 NSCAS administered in ELA and mathematics for grades 3–8 and writing for grades 4 and 8.
4 Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests are administered in reading/language arts and mathematics for grades 3–8 and writing for grades 5 and 8.
5 STAAR administered in reading and mathematics for grades 3–8 and writing for grades 4 and 7.
6 Middle school students taking high school level mathematics courses will be administered the appropriate SOL test.
7 In Virginia, students take the SOL in mathematics in grades 3–8, reading in grades 3–8 and writing in grade 8.
SOURCE: Achieve, 2017–18 State ELA and Mathematics Assessments in Grades 3–8, retrieved September 20, 2018 from https://achieve.org/publications/2017–18-state-ela-and-mathematics-assessments-grades-3–8. Data Source