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