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By Peter W. Cookson, Joshua Halberstam, Kristina Berger and Susan Mescavage

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The program is governed by the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), which is appointed by the Secretary of Education. Each year, NAGB members decide which subject areas will be tested and which data will be reported. Again, the odds are that your child will not take an NAEP test since it is only given to a sample number of students across the country. But this test, too, is already influencing the curricula in your child's school and will have an even greater influence in the future. < previous page page_37 next page > < previous page page_38 next page > Page 38 Standardized Tests, State by State A Parent's Guide to What's Tested When Alabama Test: Stanford Achievement Test (SAT), 9th Edition Alaska Test: California Achievement Test (CAT), 5th Edition Grade level: 4,8,11 Arizona Test: Stanford Achievement Test (SAT), 9th Edition Arkansas Test: Stanford Achievement Test (SAT), 9th Edition, Complete Battery Subjects tested: Math, reading/language arts, social studies, science Grade level: 5, 7, 10 Test: Criterion-referenced test Subjects tested: Math, English, reading, writing Grade level: 4, 8, 11, 12 California Test: Stanford Achievement Test (SAT), 9th Edition Subjects tested: Reading/language arts, math Grade level: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Test: Statewide standards-based assessment being developed < previous page page_38 next page > < previous page page_39 next page > Page 39 Colorado Test: Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) developed instate to match statewide curriculum frameworks Connecticut Test: Connecticut Mastery Test (state developed) Grade level: 4, 6, 8 Delaware Test: Delaware State Testing Program (DSTP)standards based, developed in-state Subjects tested: English/language arts, math Grade level: 3, 5, 8, 10 Subjects tested: Science, social studies (starting in 1999) Grade level: 4, 6, 8, 11 District of Columbia Test: Stanford Achievement Test (SAT), 9th Edition Subjects tested: Math, reading Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Florida Test: Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT)developed for Florida by CTB/McGraw Hill to reflect state curriculum standards Test: Each district chooses its own norm-referenced test; tests in use include California Achievement Test, Stanford Achievement Test, National Achievement Test, lowa Test of Basic Skills, others Georgia Test: Georgia Kindergarten Assessment Program (GKAP)state developed Grade level: Rising kindergarten students < previous page page_39 next page > < previous page page_40 next page > Page 40 Test: Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) Subjects tested: Reading, math Grade level: 3, 5, 8 Hawaii Test: Statewide assessment system under development for year 2000 Grade level: 3, 6, 8 Idaho Test: Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) Illinois Test: Illinois Goal Assessment Program (IGAP) Subjects tested: Reading, math, writing Grade level: 3, 6, 8, 10 Subjects tested:Science,social science Grade level: 4, 7, 11 Indiana Test: Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress (ISTEP) developed to meet Indiana State standards by CTB/McGraw Hill Subjects tested: Reading/language arts, math Grade level: 3, 6, 8, 10 Iowa Test: Iowa does not currently have a statewide assessment program Kansas Test: State-developed assessment tests, standards based Subjects tested: Reading Grade level: 3, 7, 10 Subjects tested: Writing, science Grade level: 5, 8, 10 Subjects tested: Math Grade level: 4, 7, 10 < previous page page_40 next page > < previous page page_41 next page > Page 41 Subjects tested: Social studies Grade level: 5, 8, 11 Kentucky Test: Kentucky Instructional Results Information System (KIRIS) Subjects tested: Science, social studies, math, reading, arts/humanities, practical living/vocational studies Grade level: 4, 8, 11 Louisiana Test: California Achievement Test Subjects tested: Reading/language arts, math Grade level: 4 Test: Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) Subjects tested: Language arts, math Grade level: 3 Test: Statewide standards-based assessment program being developed Maine Test: Maine Educational Assessment Subjects tested: Reading, writing, math,science, social studies, arts and humanities Grade level: 4, 8, 11 Subjects tested: Health Grade level: 4, 8 Maryland Test: Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP) Subjects tested: Reading, math, English/language arts, science, social studies Grade level: 3, 5, 8, 11 < previous page page_41 next page > < previous page page_42 next page > Page 42 Massachusetts Test: Massachusetts Educational Assessment Program Subjects tested: English/language arts, math, science/technology; history and social science starting in 1999 Grade level: 4, 8, 10 Michigan Test: Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) Subjects tested: Math, reading Grade level: 4, 7 Subjects tested: Science, writing Grade level: 5, 8 Minnesota Test: Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment Program Subjects tested: Reading, math Grade level: 3, 5, 812 Subjects tested: Writing Grade level: 5 Mississippi Test:Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) Subjects tested: Reading/language arts, math Grade level: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Test:Iowa Test of Basic Skills/Iowa Test of Achievement and Proficiency (combined) Grade level: 9 Missouri Test: Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)replaces the Missouri Mastery and Achievement Test program; MAP is being developed by the state in conjunction with CTB/McGraw Hill Subjects tested: Math Grade level: 4, 8, 10 Subjects tested: English (starting in 1999) Grade level: 3, 7, 11 < previous page page_42 next page > < previous page page_43 next page > Page 43 Subjects tested: Science (starting in 1999) Grade level: 3, 7, 10 Subjects tested: Social studies (starting in 2000) Grade level: 4, 8, 11 Montana Test: Districts can choose from among commercially prepared tests Subjects tested: Math, reading, other ''core subjects" Grade level: 4, 8, 10 Nebraska Test: Nebraska does not currently have a statewide assessment program Nevada Test: Districts can choose from among commercially prepared tests Subjects tested: Reading, writing, math Grade level: 4, 8, 11 New Hampshire Test: New Hampshire Educational Improvement and Assessment Program (NHEIAP) Subjects tested: English/language arts, math Grade level: 3 Subjects tested: English/language arts, math, science, social studies Grade level: 6, 10 New Jersey Test: Elementary School Proficiency Test (ESPA) Grade level: 4 New York Test: Pupil Evaluation Program (PEP) Subjects tested: Reading, math Grade level: 3, 6 Subjects tested: Writing Grade level: 5 < previous page page_43 next page > < previous page page_44 next page > Page 44 Test: Program Evaluation Test (PET) Subjects tested: Science Grade level: 4 Subjects tested: Social studies Grade level: 6, 8 Test: New standards-based tests are in development North Carolina Test: North Carolina End of Grade Test Subjects tested: Reading, math Grade level: 38 Test: North Carolina Developed Open-Ended Written (essay) Test Subjects tested: Reading, math Grade level: 4, 8 North Dakota Tests: CTBS, Fifth Edition: Terra Nova, and companion test: Test of Cognitive Skills, 2nd Edition Subjects tested: Multi-Subject Battery Test Grade level: 4, 6, 8, 10 Ohio Test: Ohio Proficiency Test Subjects tested: Reading, writing, math, science, citizenship Grade level: 4, 6, 9, 12 Oklahoma Test: Iowa Test of Basic Skills Grade level: 3, 7 Test: Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests Subjects tested: Math, science, reading, history, writing Grade level: 5, 8, 11 < previous page page_44 next page > < previous page page_45 next page > Page 45 Oregon Test: State-developed criterion-referenced tests Subjects tested: Writing Grade level: 5, 8, 10 Subjects tested: Reading and literature, math Grade level: 3, 5, 8, 10 Pennsylvania Test: Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (state developed) Subjects tested: Reading Grade level: 5, 8, 11 Subjects tested: Writing Grade level: 6, 9 Subjects tested: Math Grade level: 5, 8, 11 Rhode Island Test: Metropolitan Achievement Test Grade level: 4, 8 Test: Rhode Island Writing Test (state developed) Grade level: 3, 7, 10 Test: New Standards Subjects tested: Math Grade level: 4, 8, 10 Subjects tested: English/language arts Grade level: 4, 8, Test: Health Education Assessment Grade level: 5, 9 South Carolina Test: South Carolina Basic Skills Assessment Program (BSAP) Grade level: 3, 6, 8, 10 Test: Metropolitan Achievement Test, Seventh Edition (MAT7) Subjects tested: Math, language arts Grade level: 4, 5, 7, 9, 11 < previous page page_45 next page > < previous page page_46 next page > Page 46 South Dakota Test: Nationally standardized norm-referenced achievement and ability test Subjects tested: Reading, math Grade level: 2, 4, 8, 11 Subjects tested: Writing achievement Grade level: 5, 9 Tennessee Test: TerraNova, Complete Battery Plus Subjects tested: Reading/language arts, math, science, social studies Grade level: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Texas Test: Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) Subjects tested: Reading, math Grade level: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 Subjects tested: Writing Grade level: 4, 8 Subjects tested: Social studies, science Grade level: 8 Utah Test: Stanford Achievement Test (SAT), 9th Edition Grade level: 5, 8, 11 Vermont Test: Vermont Comprehensive Assessment System (VCAS) Subjects tested: Early reading Grade level: 2 Subjects tested: Math, English/language arts Grade level: 4, 8, 10 Subjects tested: Science Grade level: 6, 11 Subjects tested: History, social studies, geography Grade level: 6, 9, 11 < previous page page_46 next page > < previous page page_47 next page > Page 47 Test: Local districts choose a norm-referenced test (not mandatory) Grade level: 5, 9, 11 Virginia Test: Stanford Achievement Test (SAT), 9th Edition, Form TA Subjects tested: Reading/language arts, math (science and social studies optional) Grade level: 4, 6, 9 Test: Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Test (state developed) Subjects tested: English, math, science, social studies, Grade level: 3 Subjects tested: English, math, science, social studies, computer technology Grade level: 5 Subjects tested: English, math, science, social studies, computer technology Grade level: 8 Washington Test: Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills Subjects tested: Reading/language arts, math Grade level: 4, 8, 11 Test: Standards-based assessments are being developed West Virginia Test: Metropolitan Readiness Test Grade level: Kindergarten Test: Statewide Assessment Program tests Subjects tested: Reading, math, language, listening Grade level: 1, 2 Subjects tested: Listening Grade level: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Subjects tested: Reading/language arts, spelling, math, science, social sciences Grade level: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 < previous page page_47 next page > < previous page page_48 next page > Page 48 Wisconsin Test: TerraNova Grade level: 4, 8, 10 Test: Wisconsin Reading Comprehension Test Grade level: 3 < previous page page_48 next page > < previous page page_49 next page > Page 49 Chapter 4 Sample Questions from Popular Standardized Tests It's time to roll up your sleeves and get to work.

While full deployment of national tests is still on the horizon, standardized tests are already an integral part of every American child's education. TIMSS (Third International Mathematics and Science Study) TIMSS is the largest and most comprehensive international comparison of science and mathematics education ever conducted. In 1997, more than 500,000 students in 41 countries were tested. The study focuses on children aged 9, 13, and in the last year of high school. In the United States, this means that 4th, 8th, and 12th grade students are tested.

Harcourt Brace publishes a variety of SAT-related support materials for parents and teachers. States that use the SAT in their statewide assessment program:Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, District of Columbia, Utah, Virginia TerraNova/Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills (CTBS) Developed/published by: CTB/McGraw-Hill Stated purpose: To provide a standardized assessment instrument for teachers to then help their students attain their academic goals. Norm group: A large national sample of students in grades K-12, stratified by geographic region, community type, district size, and socio-economic status.

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