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State Tests

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 – 12thgrade 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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ACT Aspire


Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP)

Alaska Science Assessment


Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching (AzMERIT)

Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) Science


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. offers hundreds of sample CAASPP practice test questions to help your child prepare.


Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS)

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)


Connecticut Smarter Balanced

CMT/CAPT Science assessment


Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)

District of Columbia

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)

DC Science Assessment


Florida Standards Assessment


Georgia Milestones Assessment

Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills


Smarter Balanced Assessment

HSA Science Assessment


Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)


Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Test

Chicago CPS – Classical School Program and Regional Gifted Program


Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)


Iowa Assessments


Kansas Assessment Program


Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-Prep)


Louisiana Educational Assessment Program Test (LEAP)

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).


Maine Educational Assessments (MEA)


Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).


Massachusetts Comprehensiveness Assessment System 2.0

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).


Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP)

Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium (SBAC)


Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA)


Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP)


Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) Grade-Level Assessments


Montana Comprehensive Assessment System (MontCAS)

Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium (SBAC)


Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) test


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 State Tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies


Oklahoma School Testing Program (OSTP)


Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)


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 Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)  Please note: as of spring 2016, state testing in Tennessee has been suspended for grades 3-8.


State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Test


Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE)


Vermont Common Assessment System (CAS)

Smarter Balanced Assessments

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)


Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests


Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program

Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)

West Virginia

West Virginia General Summative Assessment


Smarter Balanced Assessments


Wisconsin Forward Exam


Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS)

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Do you have azmerit 3rd grade test?
thank you


have any math NJSLA ( New Jersey Student learning assessment) 3rd?
englsih NJSLA?


Hi Khushi –

Thank you for your comment. With a paid subscription, we do provide sample questions from 3rd – 8th grade for the math and ELA portions of the NJSLA.

All the best,





do you have ELA Grade practice test

Yes, we have tons of ELA practice tests and questions. We have printables and interactive.

The ELA test in many states, not all states, is based on the Common Core State Standards, which are a set of learning standards that outline what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. The test is designed to measure students’ abilities to read and understand complex texts, analyze information, and write effectively.

The ELA test consists of two parts: a reading comprehension section and a writing section. The reading section includes multiple-choice questions, short-answer questions, and one or more extended-response questions. The writing section requires students to write one or more essays based on a given prompt.

The results of the ELA test are used by schools and districts to measure student achievement and to identify areas where additional support may be needed. The results are also used by the state to evaluate the effectiveness of educational programs and to allocate funding.

Parents are provided with their child’s individual test scores and the overall school and district scores. The results are often used as one of the factors in determining a student’s promotion to the next grade level.

See if supports your child’s test by your school district. If you don't see your child's school district listed, check with us! We have practice for other tests as well.

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