Exit Exams: States Where End-of-Course Exams Are Used as the Exit Exam
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Exit Exams: States Where End-of-Course Exams Are Used as the Exit Exam

End-of-course exams are tests given at the end of a specific course (i.e. Algebra I). The content tested in end-of-course exams is directly linked to the content presented during classroom instruction.

Why does it matter? States benefit when assessments maintain consistent curricular expectations and ensure a common quality standard, states benefit when end-of-course exams enable more in-depth assessment of the curriculum, and students need to know that their engagement in coursework matters.

Highlights:

Methodology: This information was collected from state statutes, rules and regulations, and state education agency Web sites, and will be updated as new policies and programs are enacted.

Sources for all data points are accessible through this link.

Last updated: March 12, 2008

Research conducted by Michael Colasanti.  Please contact Jennifer Dounay Zinth at 303.299.3689 or jdounay@ecs.org with comments or questions about this database.  


State uses end-of-course assessment as exit exam
Alabama

No

Alaska

No

Arizona

No

Arkansas

Yes


Notes/Citation: End-of-course exam will be used for exit purposes effective school year 2009-2010.
California

No

Colorado

State does not have exit exam

Connecticut

State does not have exit exam

Delaware

State does not have exit exam

District of Columbia

State does not have exit exam

Florida

No

Georgia

No

Hawaii

State does not have exit exam

Idaho

No

Illinois

State does not have exit exam

Indiana

No

Iowa

State does not have exit exam

Kansas

State does not have exit exam

Kentucky

State does not have exit exam

Louisiana

No

Maine

State does not have exit exam

Maryland

Yes


Notes/Citation: End-of-course exams will be used for exit purposes effective with the class of 2009.
Massachusetts

No

Michigan

State does not have exit exam

Minnesota

No

Mississippi

Yes

Missouri

State does not have exit exam

Montana

State does not have exit exam

Nebraska

State does not have exit exam

Nevada

No

New Hampshire

State does not have exit exam

New Jersey

No

New Mexico

No

New York

Yes

North Carolina

State uses both end-of-course and standardized assessments for exit purposes

North Dakota

State does not have exit exam

Ohio

No

Oklahoma

Yes


Notes/Citation: End-of-course exams will be used for exit purposes effective with the class of 2012.
Oregon

State does not have exit exam

Pennsylvania

State does not have exit exam

Rhode Island

State does not have exit exam

South Carolina

Yes

South Dakota

State does not have exit exam

Tennessee

Yes

Texas

Yes

Utah

State does not have exit exam

Vermont

State does not have exit exam

Virginia

Yes

Washington

No

West Virginia

State does not have exit exam

Wisconsin

State does not have exit exam

Wyoming

State does not have exit exam

American Samoa

State does not have exit exam

Guam

State does not have exit exam

Puerto Rico

State does not have exit exam


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