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Scale:

5=outstanding
4=solid
3=fair
2=poor
1=very poor
Note: Blank spaces indicate data were unavailable or the information had become obsolete; for example, because of the adoption of a new test.
Stan-
dards
Content Align-
ment
Rigor Testing,
trustworthiness
and openness
Accountability
before No Child Left Behind
Accountability
after No Child Left
Behind
Ala.  3.6 3.3 4.0
Ariz. 3.4 3.6 3.0 2.3 3.4
Ark. 2.3 3.5 3.3 2.3 3.4
Colo. 3.3 3.8 3.9 2.2 3.5 3.1 3.8
D.C. 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.8 3.3 2.9 3.7
Ga. 3.6 3.7 3.8 1.0 2.9 4.1
Hawaii 2.3 3.1 1.5 2.8 1.6 3.3
Idaho 2.3 3.2 2.6 2.7 3.3 2.2 3.4
Ill. 3.6 2.0 4.5 3.2 3.8
Ky. 3.5 2.9 3.7 3.3 3.8
Maine 2.5 2.8 2.7 3.0 2.8 1.8 3.3
Mass. 4.7 3.0 3.5 3.7 4.1 3.1 3.8
Mich. 2.3 2.9 2.7 2.2 2.9 3.9
Minn. 2.8 3.3 3.3 4.0 4.2 2.8 3.8
Mont. 2.2 3.6 2.3 1.5 3.8 1.9 3.3
N.C. 3.4 3.8 2.9 2.4 4.3 4.5
N.D. 2.5 3.0 3.2 2.8 3.8 1.6 3.3
N.H. 2.6 2.8 3.2 4.0 2.4 3.4
N.M. 2.4 3.4 1.8 3.3 2.6 3.1 3.9
N.Y. 2.5 3.9 2.8 2.7 4.3 3.6 4.1
Ohio 4.0 3.2 3.1 2.5 3.4 3.2 4.1
Pa. 3.5 3.6 3.8 1.7 4.4 3.2 4.0
R.I. 1.5 2.6 2.4 1.4 2.3 3.4
S.D. 2.5 1.7 3.4
Texas 3.5 3.0 3.8 4.3
Va. 3.1 3.5 3.8 4.3 3.1 4.1
Vt. 2.2 2.6 2.9 1.0 2.1 3.5
Wash. 2.2 3.4 2.2 3.4 2.4 3.4
Wis. 3.1 3.0 2.8 1.7 3.6 2.6 3.6
W.Va 3.3 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.5 3.4
Average 2.9 3.3 3.0 2.4 3.2 2.7 3.7

SOURCE: Thomas B. Fordham Foundation and Accountability Works

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