What are the state exams?
What Parents need to know about Grades 3-8 State Tests
Required by Federal Law
- Grades 3-8 students are required to take the English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests.
- These tests are required by the “Federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015.
Why care about State Exams?
- State Exams measure how well the students are mastering the State’s Learning Standards.
- Exams help to ensure that students are developing skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and reasoning skills.
- The state tests show how school’s performance and how well they are able to implement the learning standards adopted by the state.