StateName of AssessmentGrades AdministeredIntended Use
ConnecticutSmarter Balanced Interim Assessments2Not reported
DelawareSmarter Digital LibraryK, 1, 2Provide support to teachers and students to improve instruction and student performance and readiness for future grades
District of ColumbiaPARCC K-1, Diagnostic AssessmentsK, 1, 2Formative use in the classroom.
Idahoi-Ready Diagnostics, K-2, Curriculum AssociatesK, 1, 2Idaho's intent for the utilization of a statewide K-2 Mathematics Screener and Diagnostic system is for teaching and learning purposes. The ISDE and the K-2 Mathematics Screener and Diagnostic Committee's recommendation to districts and schools is to not use students' scores/growth from such a tool for teacher evaluative purposes. A chosen program(s) will not be mandated for district use.
IndianaFormative Assessments (Local Decision)K, 1, 2Indiana has a formative assessment grant, which funds formative assessments for Grades K-10. Schools may choose from a list of vendors. Some intended uses of formative assessments funded by the state include measuring growth, progress monitoring, informing instruction, differentiating instruction, identifying students' strengths and weaknesses, and remediation. Many schools also use formative assessment data as a component of teacher evaluations.
LouisianaK-2 Formative TasksK, 1, 2A resource for K-2 math educators to use during instruction to monitor student progress
MichiganEarly Literacy & Mathematics Benchmark AssessmentsK, 1, 2The assessments are used to track students' growth over the course of the year and to provide relevant data for instructional shifts and to meet individual students' needs.
OhioKindergarten Readiness AssessmentKThe assessment measures a child's readiness for engaging with instruction aligned to the kindergarten standards.
South CarolinaKindergarten Readiness AssessmentKKindergarten Readiness, the mathematics portion is a small portion of the test.
UtahKEEPKTo determine kindergarten readiness to a small degree. Major purpose is to act as a baseline assessment.
WashingtonWashington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS)KWaKIDS has three parts: 1. Family connection. Before school starts, or shortly thereafter, kindergarten teachers meet with families and early learning professionals to welcome families and students to school, and talk about each child's strengths and needs. 2. Whole-child assessment. By October 31, teachers observe and record each child's developing skills in six areas: social-emotional, physical, cognitive, language, literacy, and mathematics. 3. Early learning collaboration. As the school year continues, early learning professionals, community groups, and elementary school staff meet to talk about ideas for improving student learning.
WyomingWY-TOPP InterimK, 1, 2Teachers can use interim results to inform instruction and adapt teaching practices.

Notes: For each assessment, grades K-2, state respondents were asked "At what grade(s) is this assessment used?" and "What are the intended-uses for this state-supported assessment for grades K through 2nd?"

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