StateName of AssessmentGrades AdministeredIntended Use
AlaskaPerformance Evaluation for Alaska's Schools3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8System wide decisions
CaliforniaSmarter Balanced Interim Assessments (Optional)3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8The purpose of the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments is to provide teachers and administrators with results they can use to support teaching and learning. In addition, the interim assessments provide meaningful information for gauging student progress toward mastery of the skills measured by the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments.
ConnecticutSmarter Balanced Interim Assessments3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8School districts use the assessment results to track student progress and to support curriculum and instruction needs.
DelawareSmarter Digital Library3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Use resources for good Formative assessment techniques to improve instruction when there are gaps.
DelawareSmarter Interim Assessments (ICAs and IABs)3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Give an indication of student's performance on the Summative assessment since the ICAs blueprints mirrors the summative which counts for accountability. It helps educators address possible gaps before it is too late. IABs are more common due to their content focus, length and administration time.
District of ColumbiaANet3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Interim benchmarks, inform instruction
District of Columbiai-Ready6, 7, 8Interim benchmarks, inform instruction
HawaiiOnline Practice Tests, interim assessments, Smarter Balanced Digital Library3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Instructional, formative
IdahoISAT Interim AssessmentsNot reportedNot reported
IdahoIdaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) by Smarter Balanced3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Federal accountability
IndianaFormative Assessments (Local Decision)3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Indiana 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.
KansasKansas Interim Assessment3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8To inform instruction and make curricular decisions.
LouisianaLEAP 360 (diagnostic and interims)3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Louisiana has built LEAP 360 as a tool to help: teachers create a more complete picture of student performance at the beginning, throughout, and end of the year; principals identify throughout the system where additional support is needed (e.g. teachers, content areas, grade levels, students); districts identify throughout the system where additional support is needed (e.g. teachers, content areas, grade levels, students).
MaineMaine Educational Assessments3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Summative measurement of students' knowledge and skills in mathematics. Also used for school accountability model.
MontanaSBAC Interim Assessments3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Inform instruction throughout the year; state provides training on scoring.
NebraskaNWEA MAP Growth3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8District use
New HampshirePerformance Assessment for Competency Education3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Support deeper learning; districts apply and then receive training and support
New MexicoEnd-of-Course (EOC) Algebra I8Teacher accountability, inform instruction, final exam
North CarolinaNorth Carolina Final ExamNot reportedNot reported
PennsylvaniaClassroom Diagnostic Tools (CDT)3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Online assessments, divided by content area, designed to provide diagnostic information in order to guide instruction and remediation
South CarolinaMAPNot reportedState law requires that the state establish a Formative Assessment Adoption List. The NWEA MAP test is one of three tests on the list. If districts choose to purchase and administer any of the tests on the list to students in grades K-9, the state partially reimburses the districts for the costs.
TexasSTAAR Interim Assessment3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8The STAAR Interim Assessments are a tool to help educators tailor instructional practice to address students' needs.
UtahSAGE Benchmarks3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Fixed form assessments for English language arts (ELA), math and science reporting categories. NOT required by the state, but available to LEAs for their determined use.
UtahSAGE Interim assessments3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Adaptive assessments for English language arts (ELA), math and science, similar to the SAGE Summative. NOT required by the state, but available to LEAs for their determined use.
WashingtonSmarter Balanced Interim Assessments3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Allow teachers to check student progress throughout the year, giving teachers information they can use to improve instruction and help students meet the challenge of college- and career-ready standards.
West VirginiaWVDE Interim Assessments3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Available to districts for classroom use
West VirginiaWVDE Practice Assessments3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8For classroom use, to help students become familiar with the technology and item types appearing on the WVGSA.
West VirginiaWest Virginia Diagnostic AssessmentsNot reportedNot reported
WisconsinForward Exam3, 5, 6, 7, 8Accountability
WyomingWyoming Test of Proficiency and Progress (WY-TOPP)3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Accountability
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