Does the state administer tests in mathematics and/or science that yield comparable data statewide? ... for its use in evaluating effects of reform efforts on student achievement over time? The Character of State Assessment. PSA found that ... exclusively, while 9 others had at least one test that combined multiple- choice items with open-ended questions or performance events. ... In addition, the state is instituting benchmark exams at grades 4 and 8 and is piloting a portfolio assessment.
|Title||:||Tracking student achievement in science and math|