StateName of AssessmentExamples of Intended Use to Inform Instruction/Curriculum
AlabamaScantron Performance SeriesFormative assessment included.
ArkansasACT Aspire MathAs a college and career ready assessment, schools look at results and modify curriculum to address weaknesses shown in student performance.
CaliforniaSmarter Balanced Summative AssessmentUsed, in part, at the local level for program evaluation and at the state level for accountability purposes.
ColoradoCMAS Mathematics AssessmentsLocally determined
ConnecticutConnecticut Smarter Balanced AssessmentsSchool districts use the assessment results to support decisions and policies regarding curriculum, instruction and professional development.
DelawareSmarter MathematicsReporting categories are an entry point into investigating or validating students' performance and teachers' instruction and for providing additional support when needed. Documents linking claims, targets, standards and blueprints are another way for schools to analyze scores patterns.
District of ColumbiaPartnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)Detailed 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.
FloridaFlorida Standards Assessments (FSA)Although not used at the state level because instruction/curriculum is developed at the local level, it is clear from district School Improvement Plan submissions that the results data are used.
GeorgiaGeorgia Milestones Assessment SystemIdentify students failing to achieve mastery of content, provide feedback to educators, and to assist school districts in identifying strengths and weaknesses.
IdahoIdaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) by Smarter BalancedAt the discretion of schools and districts
IndianaIndiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)It is possible to use assessments to inform curriculum and instruction, but that would be a local determination.
KansasKansas Assessment Program (KAP)This is a local decision. Some districts may use results to make curriculum decisions.
KentuckyKentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) (Vendor-Pearson)K-PREP provides school summary reports with reporting category data by grade; however it is limited to reporting categories. Therefore additional school level data is needed to more appropriately inform instruction/curriculum.
LouisianaLEAP 2025Districts use results to inform their curriculum choices.
MarylandPARCCTo inform stakeholders about student performance at the end of a school year or course.
MassachusettsMassachusetts Comprehensive Assessment SystemReleased items and related statistics can be used to inform curriculum and instruction.
MichiganMichigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP)Built out initial reports that could be used to help inform instruction.
MississippiMississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAAP)The intent of this assessment is to provide valid and reliable results to guide instruction through data driven instruction.
MississippiNAEPThis assessment helps ensure Mississippi's commitment to higher academic standards, intense focus on literacy, and effective professional development.
New HampshirePerformance Assessment for Competency EducationAt the district and/or school, level it could be used to inform curriculum and instruction.
New HampshireSmarter BalancedSchool and district use of results to inform curriculum and instruction.
New MexicoPARCCUsed to determine student proficiency levels in math.
New YorkNYS Grades 3-8 Mathematics TestsInstructional reports are provided to teachers showing regional, district, school, and classroom level data.
North DakotaNorth Dakota State Assessment - MathematicsThis is not determined at the state level. It is a LEA decision to determine how to use the assessment results.
OhioOhio State TestsTo highlight areas of strength and improvement.
OklahomaOklahoma School Testing Program (OSTP)Not directed by the state, but utilized by some districts.
OregonSmarter BalancedFor review of annual achievement patterns to inform subsequent year's initial instruction.
PennsylvaniaPennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA)Change Curriculum / adjust focus of curriculum
Rhode IslandRhode Island Comprehensive Assessment SystemCurriculum Implementation
South CarolinaSC READYSome subscore information is provided to schools.
South DakotaSBACLocal Control
TennesseeTNReadyDistricts use assessment results to make local instructional decisions.
UtahSAGE summative assessmentsTo discover trends in performance at the school and teacher level.
VirginiaVirginia Standards of LearningAssessments are used to verify standards are being taught.
WashingtonSmarter BalancedDistricts and schools may choose to use the assessment as one piece of information to inform instruction/curriculum. For example, claim scores analyzed at aggregate levels can provide finer-grained information than scale scores. However, districts and schools are cautioned that these scores are less reliable than scale scores.
West VirginiaWest Virginia Classroom Benchmark AssessmentAssists schools in identifying areas of student strengths and areas of student weaknesses.
West VirginiaWest Virginia General Summative AssessmentLocal decision about how to use assessments.

Notes: For each state-administered Mathematics assessment, grades 3-8, state respondents were asked about Intended Uses "Was this assessment used to inform instruction/curriculum? If so, please provide one example of intended use."

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