Additional Science Grades 3-8 Assessments supported by State​​

StateName of AssessmentGrades AdministeredIntended Use
AlaskaAlaska Science Assessment4, 8Not reported
ConnecticutCMT/CAPTNot reportedNot reported
DelawareDeSSA Science3, 8This year's assessment was SAFT; the legacy science assessment was not given due to a USED waiver. The assessment will be operational in 2019.
IllinoisDLM-AA5, 8Not reported
NebraskaNWEA MAP Growth Science3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Locally determined, not used for state-wide accountability
New HampshirePerformance Assessment for Competency Education3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Support deeper learning
New MexicoSBA Science4, 7Inform instruction and teacher accountability
New MexicoScience End-of-Course6, 8Inform instruction and teacher accountability
North CarolinaNorth Carolina Final Exam4Not reported
North CarolinaNorth Carolina Final Exam6Teacher/school/student accountability
North CarolinaNorth Carolina Final Exam7School/teacher/student accountability
PennsylvaniaClassroom Diagnostic Tools3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Adjust curriculum and instruction
UtahSAGE Benchmarks4, 5Fixed 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 Interim4, 5Adaptive 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.
VirginiaGrade 5 Science, Grade 8 Science5, 8To verify students have been taught the standards.

Additional Science Assessments Supported by State, High School, 2017-18

StateName of AssessmentGrades AdministeredIntended Use
AlaskaAlaska Science AssessmentNot reportedNot reported
CaliforniaCalifornia Science Test (CAST)10, 11, or 12Not reported
HawaiiAdvanced Placement9-12Not reported
NebraskaNWEA MAP Growth ScienceLocal districts decide, many use it in grade 9Local districts determine use
New HampshirePerformance Assessment for Competency Education10, 11Support deeper learning
New MexicoBiology; Chemistry; Environmental Science; Physical Science; Physics9, 10, 11, 12Final exam for content, teacher accountability
North CarolinaChemistry NC Final Exams; Earth/Env. Science NC Final Exams; Physical Science NC Final Exams; Physics NC Final Exams9, 10, 11, 12School/Teacher/Student accountability
PennsylvaniaClassroom Diagnostics ToolsNot reportedNot reported
TennesseeACT11ACT Science Assessment determines a students ability to use scientific reasoning.
UtahSAGE Benchmarks9, 10, 11, 12Fixed 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 Interim9, 10, 11, 12Adaptive 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.