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A Map of States’ 2015 Testing Plans: The Dust Has Finally Settled

We’ve finally got a complete answer to the question: What tests are states administering this spring?

Last May, EdWeek asked all states and the District of Columbia to provide details of their testing plans for 2014-15. You might recall that we saw a good deal of fragmentation and uncertainty then. Seventeen states reported plans to use Smarter Balanced, nine states and D.C. said they would be giving PARCC, and 17 had made plans to use tests built by other vendors. Seven hadn’t decided yet what they were doing.

My colleague Andrew Ujifusa and I have been updating states’ plans periodically since then, and we’ve now got a complete picture of who’s doing what for 2014-15 testing. Here’s how our map looks now: