State Assessment Guides

In This Section

Meeting Grade Level Expectations

State tests are an objective way of showing how well students met the expectations of the grade level. They are only one of many measures and aren’t meant to tell the whole story of a student’s performance. They should be combined with other information, such as report card grades, classwork and teacher observations to give families a more complete picture of their child’s academic performance.

Family Guide to State Tests

National PTA created resources for each state to give families the important information about the state test:

  • The Family Guide to the Annual State Test includes general information about each state’s test, including grades and subjects tested, how the results are used and links to additional resources.

Click on your state to access these resources. Share them in your community and with your local PTA to ensure every family has access to this important information.

Map of the United States A map showing all 50 states in the US plus Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, The US Virgin Islands, and Armed Forces Europe and the Middle East EU DC

  • European PTSA

    No current guide.
    No current guide.

Puerto Rico

  • Puerto Rico PTA

    No current guide.
    No current guide.

US Virgin Islands

  • U.S. Virgin Islands PTA

    No current guide.
    No current guide.


Annual State Tests

  1. Click your State

  2. View the PDF resources that appear below the map

Messaging for PTAs to Share these Resources

Help families in your community de-mystify state assessments! Spread the word about our NEW Family Guides to State Assessments by using the sample messaging in our toolkit.