StateName of AssessmentState Policy on Retakes
DelawareBiologyNo retakes will be available.
FloridaBiology 1Students may retake EOCs four times a year and there is no cap on the number of times they may participate. Students must participate at the completion of the course in which they are enrolled and the results are used to calculate the final course grade.
GeorgiaBiology, Physical ScienceStudents enrolled in any of the ten core courses identified by the State Board of Education are required to participate in the Georgia Milestones EOC measure at the end of each course. The EOC score constitutes 20% of their course grade. Students who score in the Beginning Learner level have one opportunity to retest in the same semester/year in which the student was enrolled in the course.
HawaiiBiology 1Re-takes only allowed for special circumstances; student must be enrolled in the course in order to be administered the exam
IdahoEnd-of-Course Assessment Biology, End-of-Course Assessment ChemistryStudents must take one of two EOCs at one point in grades ten through twelve.
KentuckyKentucky End-of-Course Field Test - BiologyKentucky administered a new state developed End-of-Course field test for Biology in spring 2018. No student performance data will be reported from the field test.
LouisianaBiologyStudents must take the Biology EOC at the end of the course. Students must pass either Biology EOC or U.S. History EOC as part of their graduation requirements. Students who do not pass an EOC may retake at the next administration.
MassachusettsBiologyBiology is given twice a year (February and June). Students can take the test as many times as necessary. One science EOC assessment is required.
MassachusettsChemistryChemistry is given once a year. It can be re-taken each June, or students can take another science test.
MassachusettsIntroductory PhysicsIntro Physics is offered once a year. Students can retake the test each year or take a different science test.
MassachusettsTechnology/EngineeringTech/Eng is offered once a year. Students can retake the test each year or take a different science test.
MinnesotaMinnesota Comprehensive Assessments, Series III (MCA-III) EOCNo retakes are allowed on the Science MCA-III.
MississippiMississippi Academic Assessment Program EOC Biology ICurrently, state policy allows students to take the EOC assessments multiple times until they reach a passing score. Students unable to obtain a passing score are allowed to use one of the state-approved graduation options in an attempt to meet graduation requirements.
MissouriMissouri Assessment Program: End-of-CourseScience is not a retake assessment
New MexicoBiology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physical Science, Physics2 retests for the standard grad option. 3 retests for the career grad option
New YorkRegents Exams (EarthSci, LivingEnv, Chem, Physics)Regents Examinations are offered three times per year
North CarolinaBiologyStudents may retake the EOC if they fail the course and have to repeat it.
PennsylvaniaBiologyStudents can take it as often as they want / need to until scored proficient
South CarolinaBiology 1Same as for Algebra 1.
TennesseeBiology, ChemistryAny student enrolled in this course is required to take the EOC. If a student repeats the course then they retake the EOC.
TexasBiologyAll students enrolled in the biology course are required to take STAAR biology. The test is a graduation requirement and three opportunities are offered each year.
UtahBiologyAll students in the content area must take this test to assess understanding. Retaking the assessment is optional (not required) if a student takes two high school courses related to Biology (for example regular Biology and later AP Biology, the student does not have to retake SAGE Biology for the second AP course)
UtahChemistryAll students in the content area must take this test to assess understanding, they are not required to retake the exam if they take more than one course in the subject area (Chemistry, AP Chemistry, etc.)
UtahEarth ScienceAll students in the content area must take this test to assess understanding. Students are allowed but not required to re-take the SAGE if they take multiple courses in the same subject area (ex. Earth Science, AP Environmental Science)
UtahPhysicsAll students in the content area must take this test to assess understanding, they are allowed but not required to retake SAGE Physics if they complete more than course in the subject area (ex. Physics, AP Physics A, etc.)
VirginiaEarth Science, Biology, ChemistryStudents are required to take assessments for graduation as well as permitted to retake failed state assessments.

Notes: For each state-administered, End of Course Science assessment, High School, state respondents were asked "Was this assessment used to inform instruction/curriculum?" and if "Yes, please provide one example of intended use" as well as "What is the state policy on taking and re-taking EOC assessments?"