List of state achievement tests in the United States
State achievement tests in the United States are standardized tests required in American public schools in order for the schools to receive federal funding, according to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, in US Public Law 107-110, and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
Tests by state
The following standardized tests are designed and/or administered by state education agencies and/or local school districts in order to measure academic achievement across multiple grade levels in elementary, middle and senior high school, as well as for high school graduation examinations to measure proficiency for high school graduation. Nebraska is the only state that does not have a standardized test.
In addition to the following list some states administer other required examinations. They include Nevada, which administers several tests as part of the Nevada Proficiency Examination Program. They include the High School Proficiency Examination for Reading and Mathematics; the Iowa Test of Basic Skills; Iowa Tests of Educational Development; Criterion-referenced tests in Reading, Mathematics, and Science; Language Proficiency Assessment; Nevada Alternate Scales of Academic Achievement; and National Assessment of Educational Progress. The Prairie State Achievement Exam is used in Illinois, along with the  Illinois State Achievement Test. Alabama requires the Stanford Achievement Test Series; and in Texas, the Texas Higher Education Assessment. That state has discontinued its usage of the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills. Since the 2007–08 school year, Kentucky has required that all students at public high schools take the ACT in their junior year.
- Alabama State Department of Education
- Education & Early Development, Alaska Department of. "EED - Assessment, Accountability and Student Information". Retrieved 2009-04-27.
- Education, Arkansas Department of (2006–2008). "Arkansas Department of Education – Testing". Retrieved 2009-04-25.
- California Department of Education http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/
- STaR Program Website http://www.startest.org/sts.html (accessed 4 Aug. 2013)
- (nd)  webpage. Retrieved 6/24/07
- (nd) ISAT webpage. Retrieved 5/29/07
- PSAE webpage. Retrieved 01/02/08
- Education, Kansas State Department of (2008-06-19). "Assessments". Retrieved 2009-04-25.
- Education, Maine Department of (2009-02-06). "Maine Education - MEA". Retrieved 2009-04-25.
- Education, Maine Department of (2007). "Maine Education - MHSA:Maine High School Assessment". Retrieved 2009-04-25.
- "Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System: Overview". http://www.doe.mass.edu/. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
- Education, Mississippi Department of (2007). "Mississippi Curriculum Test Interpretive Guide for Teachers and Administrators" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-04-25.
- Education, Montana Department of (2009-04-22). "Asessment-MontCAS". Retrieved 2009-04-25.
- Nevada Department of Education
- Education, New Hampshire Department of (2009-04-08). "NH Department of Education - About Us". Retrieved 2009-04-25.
- (nd) NMSBA webpage. Retrieved 5/29/07
- Education, North Dakota Department of. "Important Assessment Information". Retrieved 2009-04-25.
- (nd) OAT webpage. Retrieved 5/29/07
- Merit Software: The Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) website (accessed July 1, 2007)
- Education, Oregon Department of (1998–2009). "Assessment/Testing - Oregon Department of Education". Retrieved 2009-04-25.
- Elementary and Secondary Education, Rhode Island Department of (2006). "Office of Assessment and Accountability". Retrieved 2009-04-25.
- Utah State Office of Education -- Assessment
- Education, Vermont Department of (2009-04-14). "Programs & Services: Assessment". Retrieved 2009-04-26.
- West Virginia Department of Education official website. Retrieved 4/1/08.
- Education, Wyoming Department of. "PAWS Homepage". Retrieved 2009-04-27.