Science assessments grades and/or end-of-course requirement


Science assessments grades and/or end-of-course requirement

April 2018


This information was collected from state department of education websites and through contact with state department staff and therefore may not reflect what is required in state statute or regulation. State assessment systems vary widely, and the information below may not fully capture the unique qualities of each system. If you have suggestions or questions, please contact Julie Woods at jwoods@ecs.org.
 

Science assessments grades and/or end-of-course requirement
Alabama 5, 7, & 11
Alaska 4, 8, & 10
Arizona 4, 8, & high school
Arkansas 3-10 (ACT Aspire)
California 5, 8 & once in high school (2017-18: field test; 2018-19: operational)
Colorado 5, 8, & 11
Connecticut 5, 8, & 11
Delaware 5, 8, & biology (field test) (Pearson/WestEd)
District of Columbia 5, 8 & biology (For the 2017-18 school year, D.C. will not be administering the DC Science Assessment. A new DC Science Assessment aligned to the NGSS will be administered in the 2018-19 school year.)
Florida 5, 8, & biology
Georgia 5, 8, biology & physical science
Hawaii 4, 8, & biology
Idaho 5, 7, & biology and/or chemistry
Illinois 5, 8, & biology
Indiana 4, 6, & 10
Iowa 5, 8, & 11
Kansas 5, 8, & 11
Kentucky 4 & 7; biology (EOC field test)
Louisiana 3-8 (field test); biology (WestEd)
Maine 5, 8, & 11
Maryland 5, 8, & once in high school
Massachusetts 5, 8, & EOC (biology, chemistry, intro physics, or technology/engineering)
Michigan 5, 8, (field test) & 11
Minnesota 5, 8, & life science or biology
Mississippi 5, 8, & biology (RFP to determine vendor)
Missouri 5, 8, & biology (field test)
Montana 4, 8, & 10
Nebraska 5, 8, & 11
Nevada 5, 8, & 10
New Hampshire 5, 8, & 11
New Jersey 5, 8, & 11
New Mexico 4, 7, & 11
New York 4, 8, & high school EOC
North Carolina 5, 8, & biology
North Dakota 4, 8, & 11 (DRC)
Ohio 5, 8, & biology or physical science (class of 2018 only)
Oklahoma 5, 8, & 11 (Measured Progress)
Oregon 5, 8, & 11
Pennsylvania 4, 8, & biology
Rhode Island 5, 8, & 11
South Carolina 4, 6, & 8; biology
South Dakota 5, 8, & 11
Tennessee 3-8, biology & chemistry
Texas 5, 8, & biology
Utah 4-8 & EOCs
Vermont 5, 8, & 11
Virginia 5, 8 & EOCs
Washington 5, 8, & 11 (AIR)
West Virginia 5 & 8
Wisconsin 4 & 8-11
Wyoming 4, 8, & 10; ACT (11)

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