StateName of AssessmentGrades AdministeredIntended Use
AlaskaPerformance Evaluation for Alaska Schools- PEAKS9Not reported
CaliforniaSmarter Balanced Interim Assessments (Optional)9, 10, 11, 12The 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.
ColoradoSAT Suite of Assessments9, 10, 11Not reported
ConnecticutPSAT10The state supports the use of PSAT in Alliance Districts.
DelawareAlgebra II9, 10, 11Optional test for districts to use to get another measure of student's performance and for district internal evaluation of their curriculum.
DelawareIntegrated Math III10, 11, 12Same as Algebra II intent - optional.
DelawareSmarter Digital Library9, 10, 11, 12Optional resources to provide support to teachers and educators to improve instruction
District of ColumbiaAdvanced Placement (AP) exams9, 10, 11, 12Students eligible to receive college credit with qualifying scores
District of ColumbiaAgile Mind9, 10, 11Measures students' progress in conceptual understanding of algebra and geometry; formative computer-based assessment
District of ColumbiaInternational Baccalaureate (IB)9, 10, 11, 12Students eligible to receive college credit with qualifying scores
District of ColumbiaNMSQT9, 10Practice test for SAT; determines eligibility for National Merit Scholarship
District of ColumbiaPARCC Algebra I; PARCC Algebra II; PARCC EOC Integrated Math II9, 10, 11, 12Detailed results from these assessments help parents understand their child's needs and strengths and can help them work with their school to identify resources to support their child's education. Schools can use the information to better plan instruction and enrichment for students in the coming year.
District of ColumbiaPSAT9Measures skills students need to be on track for success as they transition to high school
District of ColumbiaSAT11, 12College entrance
HawaiiAdvanced Placement, Smarter Balanced interim assessments, practice tests, training tests, Smarter Balanced Digital Library9, 10, 11, 12APs are summative; interims used to inform instruction.
IndianaFormative Assessments (Local Decision)9, 10Indiana 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 Assessment10To inform instruction.
LouisianaLEAP 3609, 10Louisiana 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).
MaineCollege Board SAT11Summative measurement of students' knowledge and skills in mathematics. This is also used for the school accountability model.
NebraskaACT11State accountability, state assessment report card, college-reportable scores
New HampshirePerformance Assessment for Competency Education10, 11Support deeper learning; districts apply and then receive training and support
North CarolinaAdvanced Functions and modeling10, 11, 12School/Teacher/Student accountability
North CarolinaDiscrete Mathematics11, 12School/Teacher/Student accountability
North CarolinaMath II9, 10, 11School/Teacher/Student accountability
North CarolinaMath III9, 10, 11, 12School/Teacher/Student accountability
North CarolinaPrecalculus10, 11, 12School/Teacher/Student accountability
North DakotaACT11Accountability for LEA's that choose (allowed under ESSA).
OhioACT11Determination of college readiness
PennsylvaniaClassroom Diagnostic Tools9, 10, 11, 12Adjust curriculum and instruction for algebra I, algebra II, geometry
South CarolinaNot reportedNot reportedAs needed for federal accountability
South CarolinaReady to Work (by WIN)11Grade 11 students are required to take the Ready to Work test. Same as ACT and SAT, a student who scores career ready is counted as college and career ready for accountability.
TennesseeACT11Determine college & career readiness
TexasSTAAR Algebra II9, 10, 11, 12This is an optional state assessment for Algebra II.
UtahSAGE Benchmark9, 10, 11SAGE benchmarks are shorter, reporting category-level assessments with multiple forms designed to determine proficiency on a single strand.
UtahSAGE FormativeNot reportedNot reported
UtahSAGE Interim9, 10, 11Adaptive 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 Assessments9, 10, 11, 12Teachers can monitor student progress throughout the year and get information they can use to improve instruction and help students meet the challenge of college- and career-ready standards.
West VirginiaSmarter Balanced Interim Assessments9, 10, 11Available to districts for classroom use
West VirginiaWV Diagnostic AssessmentsNot reportedNot reported
WyomingWorkKeys11, 12This is a career readiness assessment available for any student who wishes the opportunity one time in their junior or senior year.
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