THE TESTING BILL OF RIGHTS

High-quality tests that accurately assess student learning and help teachers understand how to improve instruction are an essential part of an excellent education. But in some states and districts today, large-scale standardized testing has gotten out of hand, with students taking as many as 20 standardized tests per year.

What's more, many students spend too many hours on ineffective test prep drills.

We believe standardized tests should be in service of instruction, not vice versa. Tests should be fair, reliable, relevant, and aligned to high-quality standards.

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Where does
your state stand?

High quality standards should be aligned with high quality tests.

See how your state is performing.

Select a state

Has your state adopted higher standards
that will help states develop better tests?

Some tests are better than others.
Which exam is your state currently using?

State's Summative Tests

Grades 3-8: PARCC & State - MCAS


Grades 9-11: PARCC & State - MCAS

*Until recently, many states overstated student performance. To see how accurately your state reported test results, compare it to federal tests.

Percent Proficient in Reading
2011 State Test Performance

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2011 State Performance on NAEP

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Percent Proficient in Math
2011 State Test Performance

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2011 State Performance on NAEP

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How are students in your state faring?

2012-13 Graduation Rate:

*The National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative assessment and serves as a common metric for all states to provide a clear picture of general student academic progress over time. When NAEP results are compared with many of the older state test proficiency scores, it shows that states did a poor job of measuring academic proficiency.

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