Appendix

Summary of Assessments Offered for Initial Teacher Certification and Licensure, by State: 1998



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TESTS AND Teaching Quality: Interim Report Appendix Summary of Assessments Offered for Initial Teacher Certification and Licensure, by State: 1998

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TESTS AND Teaching Quality: Interim Report   Written Tests Written Tests Performance Tests State Data not obtained No assessments required Number of written tests offered Basic Skills Professional Knowledge of Teaching Subject Other Portfolios Observation Classroom   Elementary Middle Grades Secondary   Special Ed. Early Ch. Ed. Reading     Alabama   X NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA Alaska     6 Yes No No No No No No No No No Arizona     32 Yes Yes–same test Yes–same test Yes–same test Yes Yes Yes No No No Arkansas     51 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No California     51 Yes Yes–same test Yes–same test Yes–same test Yes No No Yes No No Colorado     41 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Connecticut     42 Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Delaware     11 Yes No No No No No No No No No District of Columbia     30 Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No Florida     66 Yes Yes–same test Yes–same test Yes–same test Yes Yes Yes No No No Georgia     51 Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Hawaii     42 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Idaho   X NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA Illinois     45 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Indiana     35 Yes Yes–same test Yes–same test Yes–same test Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Iowa   X NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA Kansas     4 Yes Yes–same test Yes–same test Yes–same test No No No No No No Kentucky     50 Yes Yes–same test Yes–same test Yes–same test Yes Yes No No No No Louisiana     26 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No Maine     8 Yes No No No No No No No No No Maryland     42 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Massachusetts     44 Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Michigan     75 Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Minnesota     6 Yes No No No No No No No No No

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TESTS AND Teaching Quality: Interim Report   Written Tests Written Tests Performance Tests State Data not obtained No assessments required Number of written tests offered Basic Skills Professional Knowledge of Teaching Subject Other Portfolios Observation Classroom   Elementary Middle Grades Secondary   Special Ed. Early Ch. Ed. Reading     Mississippi 36 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Missouri 32 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Montana 6 Yes No No No No No No No No No Nebraska 7 Yes No No No No No No No No No Nevada 47 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No New Hampshire 6 Yes No No No No No No No No No New Jersey 21 No No No No Yes No No Yes No No New Mexico 6 Yes Yes–same test Yes–same test Yes–same test No No No No No No New York 28 Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No No No North Carolina 57 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No North Dakota X NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA Ohio 39 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Oklahoma 42 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Oregon 64 Yes Yes–same test Yes–same test Yes–same test Yes Yes Yes No No No Pennsylvania 45 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Rhode Island 3 Yes Yes–same test Yes–same test Yes–same test No No No No No No South Carolina 29 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No South Dakota X NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA Tennessee 65 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Texas 60 No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Utah X NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA Vermont X NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA Virginia 32 Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No Washington X NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

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TESTS AND Teaching Quality: Interim Report   Written Tests Written Tests Performance Tests State Data not obtained No assessments required Number of written tests offered Basic Skills Professional Knowledge of Teaching Subject Other Portfolios Observation Classroom   Elementary Middle Grades Secondary   Special Ed. Early Ch. Ed. Reading     West Virginia 49 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Wisconsin 6 Yes No No No No No No No No No Wyoming X NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA American Samoa X not obtained not obtained not obtained not obtained not obtained not obtained not obtained not obtained not obtained not obtained not obtained Department of Defense Education Activity 7 Yes Yes-same text Yes-same test Yes-same test No No No No No No Federated States of Micronesia X not obtained not obtained not obtained not obtained not obtained not obtained not obtained not obtained not obtained not obtained not obtained Guam 1 Yes No No No No No No No No No Northern Mariana Islands X NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA Puerto Rico 2 Yes Yes-same test Yes-same test Yes-same test No No No No No No Virgin Islands X not obtained not obtained not obtained not obtained not obtained not obtained not obtained not obtained not obtained not obtained not obtained * The number of tests offered as reported by the state. All offered tests are not taken every year. NA = Not Applicable SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education (1999:Table B).

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