Common Core and State testing programs vary by state.
State Achievement Tests are tests that measure your child’s knowledge and understanding of academic content (i.e. math, reading, English, science, social studies). Students in each grade typically take the same test under the same conditions (i.e. time limits, directions, and testing formats are the same).
These tests are given each year in public elementary and secondary school across the country. By law, schools must administer Achievement Tests or they will not receive federal funding. In addition to federally mandated tests, many school districts give their own proficiency assessments based on local standards.
School Districts in most states are currently transitioning from their own state-based curriculum and Achievement Tests to a new kindergarten – 12
thgrade curriculum and assessment program based on “Common Core Standards.” The standards and tests that accompany them are more rigorous and demand a higher level of critical thinking than ever before.
The “Common Core” initiative began in 2009 to bring all those different state curricula into alignment with each other. State educators (in all but five states) have agreed upon a tougher set of curriculum standards that students across the country should know and be able to do. The goal is to ensure that every child gets a high quality education no matter where they live.
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Alabama ACT Aspire Alaska Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) Alaska Science Assessment Arizona Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching (AzMERIT) Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) Science California California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System (this is how parents usually refer to the test when they call) The CAASP consists of the Smarter Balanced Assessment for Math and ELA. There is also the California Science Test (CAST)for grades 5 and 8. Colorado Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Connecticut Connecticut Smarter Balanced CMT/CAPT Science assessment Delaware Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)
District of Columbia
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) DC Science Assessment Florida Florida Standards Assessment Georgia Georgia Milestones Assessment Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills Hawaii Smarter Balanced Assessment HSA Science Assessment Idaho Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) Illinois Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Test
Chicago CPS – Classical School Program and Regional Gifted Program
Indiana Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) Iowa Iowa Assessments Kansas Kansas Assessment Program Kentucky Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-Prep) Louisiana Louisiana Educational Assessment Program Test (LEAP) Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). Maine Maine Educational Assessments (MEA) Maryland Maryland School Assessment (MSA) Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). Massachusetts Massachusetts Comprehensiveness Assessment System 2.0 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). Michigan Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Minnesota Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) Mississippi Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP) Missouri Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) Grade-Level Assessments Montana Montana Comprehensive Assessment System (MontCAS) Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Nebraska Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) test Nevada Smarter Balanced Assessments New Hampshire Smarter Balanced Assessments Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) New Jersey Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK) Science Assessment New Mexico New Mexico’s Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) New York New York State Testing Program North Carolina End-of-Grade (EOG) North Dakota North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) Smarter Balanced Assessment Ohio Ohio State Tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies Oklahoma Oklahoma School Testing Program (OSTP) Oregon Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) Pennsylvania Pennsylvania System of School Assessment Tests (PSSA) Rhode Island Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) South Carolina South Carolina College-and Career-Ready Assessments (SC READY) South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) Science and Social Studies South Dakota Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Tennessee Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Please note: as of spring 2016, state testing in Tennessee has been suspended for grades 3-8. Texas State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Test Utah Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) Vermont Vermont Common Assessment System (CAS) Smarter Balanced Assessments New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) Virginia Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests Washington Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) West Virginia West Virginia General Summative Assessment WestTest Smarter Balanced Assessments Wisconsin Wisconsin Forward Exam Wyoming Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS)
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