Measuring Up To Testing Requirements
Almost all states give students English and math tests designed to measure state standards in at least some grades, but only 15 have such tests in grades 3-8 that are consistent from grade to grade. Just seven states have consistent standards-based English and math tests in grades 3-8 and meet the No Child Left Behind Act's requirements to administer such standards-based tests in high school and give science tests at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
NOTE: The District of Columbia is included in the
analysis. Total state count=51.
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SOURCE: Education Week annual state policy survey, 2003
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