Assessments by State

Annual statewide assessments are critical to providing actionable data on student learning in the COVID-19-era. The map below displays information for what statewide assessment was used in grades 3-8 since from 2015-16 to 2018-2019 school year, the 2020-2021 school year as well as a link to more detailed information.

States without released data
States with released data

Testing 1-2-3

A blog on state practices around annual assessments by former educator and policy expert Dale Chu! Dale writes about K-12 academic assessments and makes sense of the data, facts, and myths about them.

In the News

State ed officials explore periodic exams as alternative to year-end standardized tests

Montana Free Press | Alex Sakariassen

October 5, 2022

The release of standardized test scores in Montana has become something of a fall tradition over the past few decades. For one headline-grabbing moment, parents and the public catch a fleeting glimpse of how students statewide performed in key areas such as math, reading and science — a snapshot gleaned from tests administered the previous spring.