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Names/Types of Tests Administered by States

December 10, 2003 4 min read
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Names/Types of Tests Administered by States
State Test name Test type
Alabama Alabama Direct Assessment of Writing Criterion-Referenced
Stanford 10 Norm- Referenced
Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test Criterion- Referenced
Alabama High School Graduation Exam Criterion- Referenced
Alaska Alaska Benchmark Assessment/HSGQE Criterion- Referenced
Terra Nova Norm- Referenced
Arizona Arizona Instrument for Measuring Standards (AIMS) Criterion- Referenced
SAT- 9 Norm- Referenced
Arkansas Benchmark Exams Criterion- Referenced
End of Course exams Criterion- Referenced
SAT- 9 Norm- Referenced
California SCAT/6 Norm- Referenced
California High School Exit Examination Criterion- Referenced
California Standards Test Criterion- Referenced
Colorado Colorado Student Assessment Program Criterion- Referenced
Connecticut CMT/CAPT Criterion- Referenced
Delaware Delaware Student Testing Program Hybrid
District of Columbia SAT- 9 Norm- Referenced
Proficiency Test--CTB Norm- Referenced
Florida Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test Criterion- Referenced
Florida Writes Criterion- Referenced
SAT- 9 Norm- Referenced
Georgia Criterion Referenced Competency Tests/GHSGT Criterion- Referenced
Writing Assessments Criterion- Referenced
ITBS Norm- Referenced
End of Course Tests Criterion- Referenced
Hawaii Hawaii Content and Performance Standards II Hybrid
Idaho Idaho Direct Mathematics and Writing Assessments Criterion- Referenced
Idaho Standards Achievement Test Criterion- Referenced
Illinois Prarie State Achievement Exams Hybrid
ISAT Criterion- Referenced
Indiana Indiana Statewide Testing for Ed Progress-PLUS Criterion- Referenced
Core 40 End of Course Assessments Criterion- Referenced
Iowa Iowa Test of Basic Skills/Iowa Test of Educational Development Norm- Referenced
Kansas Kansas Assessments Criterion- Referenced
Kentucky Kentucky Core Content Test Criterion- Referenced
Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills Norm- Referenced
Louisiana LEAP 21/GEE 21 Criterion- Referenced
ITBS/ITED Norm- Referenced
Maine Maine Educational Assessment Criterion- Referenced
Maryland Terra Nova and SAT 10 Norm- Referenced
High School Assessments Criterion- Referenced
Maryland Functional Tests Criterion- Referenced
Maryland School Assessment Hybrid
Massachusetts Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Criterion- Referenced
Michigan Michigan Educational Assessment Program Criterion- Referenced
Minnesota Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments Criterion- Referenced
Basic Skills Test/Basic Skills Test of Writing Criterion- Referenced
Mississippi Subject Area Testing Program Criterion- Referenced
High School Math Assessment 2005- 06
Terra Nova Norm- Referenced
Mississippi Curriculum Tests Criterion- Referenced
Functional Literacy Examination Criterion- Referenced
Missouri Missouri Assessment Program Hybrid
Montana MontCAS Hybrid
Iowa Test of Basic Skills Norm- Referenced
Iowa Test of Educational Development Norm- Referenced
Nebraska Nebraska Writing Test Criterion- Referenced
Nevada ITBS Norm- Referenced
Writing Proficiency Tests Criterion- Referenced
Criterion Referenced Tests/High School Proficiency Exam Criterion- Referenced
New Hampshire NH Education Improvement and Assessment Program Criterion- Referenced
New Jersey New Jersey ASK/GEPA/HSPA/APA Criterion- Referenced
New Mexico New Mexico H.S. Competency Exam Norm- Referenced
New Mexico Writing Assessment Program Criterion- Referenced
Terra Nova Norm- Referenced
New Mexico High School Standards Assessment Pilot
New Mexico Standards-based Criterion Referenced Assessments 2004- 05
New York New York State Assessment Program Criterion- Referenced
Regents Exams Criterion- Referenced
North Carolina End of Course Criterion- Referenced
Writing Assessment Criterion- Referenced
North Carolina End of Grade Tests Criterion- Referenced
North Dakota North Dakota State Assessment Hybrid
Ohio Ohio Graduation Tests Criterion- Referenced
Ohio Proficiency Tests Criterion- Referenced
Oklahoma End of Course exams Criterion- Referenced
Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests Criterion- Referenced
SAT 9 Norm- Referenced
Oregon Oregon Statewide Assessment: Knowledge and Skills Tests Criterion- Referenced
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State System of Assessment Criterion- Referenced
Rhode Island New Standards Hybrid
Rhode Island Writing Test Criterion- Referenced
South Carolina PACT Criterion- Referenced
Basic Skills Assessment Program Criterion- Referenced
End of Course Exam Program Criterion- Referenced
South Dakota SAT- 10 Hybrid
Stanford Writing Assessment Norm- Referenced
EdVision Performance Series DACS Not required for 2003-04
Tennessee High School Proficiency Test Criterion- Referenced
TCAP Achievement Test (NRT/CRT in English and Math) Hybrid
End of Course exams Criterion- Referenced
TCAP Writing Assessment Criterion- Referenced
Texas TAKS Criterion- Referenced
Utah U PASS Core Assessment Criterion- Referenced
SAT- 9 Norm- Referenced
Direct Writing Assessment Criterion- Referenced
Vermont VT Comp. Assessment System/Developmental Reading Criterion- Referenced
Vermont Math Portfolio/Writing Portfolio Assessments Criterion- Referenced
PASS Science Criterion- Referenced
Virginia Standards of Learning Criterion- Referenced
Washington Iowa Test of Basic Skills Norm- Referenced
Iowa Test of Educational Development Norm- Referenced
Washington Assessment of Student Learning Criterion- Referenced
West Virginia ACT Plan/ACT Explore Norm- Referenced
Westest Criterion- Referenced
End of Course exams Criterion- Referenced
Writing Assessment Criterion- Referenced
Wisconsin Wisconsin Reading Comprehension Test Criterion- Referenced
Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination (WKCE) Hybrid
Wyoming WyCAS Hybrid

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