State Profiles for 50 States

Annually, CCSSO collects, analyzes, and reports 50-state profiles of accountability systems, as well 50-state information on state assessments, other indicators of K-12 education progress, state demographics, and key educational policies.

State Accountability System Profiles (Annual)

This password-protected site provides state-by-state information on key components of state accountability plans under NCLB/ AYP requirements, and the website shows all components by state or allows search by component. The information is collected via a number of resources, including State Consolidated Accountability Plans and follow-up contacts with state accountability contacts. If you seek log-in permission or have forgotten your username or password, contact Nina de las Alas,

Statewide Student Assessment Programs

Annually, CCSSO collects information on state student assessments defined by states for defining and reporting school accountability under NCLB. Trend reports show the names of the assessments, grades tested, and type of assessment in English language arts, mathematics, and science.

State Content Standards across Subjects

The state content standards establish what students should know and be able to do in subjects taught in K-12 classrooms. State content standards are typically developed by subject experts and educators within each state, reviewed by many stakeholders, and approved by state policymakers. The information for this web resource was gathered by CCSSO staff from state websites, and the web links for access to state content standards are current as of April 2007.

State Content Standards Across Subject Areas (2007)

Grade Level Expectations for Language Arts/Reading and Mathematics by State

State Education Indicators with a Focus on Title I (50-state profiles)

Mapping Educational Progress by State (US ED Webpage)

CCSSO coooperated with the U.S. Department of Education to design and develop a set of education indicators for each state which include state context measures (e.g., demographic data, finance data); school program and policy characteristics (e.g., number of teachers, schools, and enrollment trends); student outcomes measures (e.g., disaggregated student assessment results, graduation rates, postsecondary education rates); and key indicators of federal support for education including Title I services and state accountability systems.

Key State Policies on PK-12 Education 

The biennial Key State Education policy reports provide 50-state policy information on the following topics: Time and Attendance, Early Childhood, Graduation Requirements, Content Standards, Teacher Licensure, School Leader Licensure, and Student Assessment.

Study of NCLB Accountability Implementation

CCSSO is a subcontractor for the Study of State Implementation of Accountability and Teacher Quality under No Child Left Behind (SSI-NCLB) , and the National Longitudinal Study of No Child Left Behind. These studies are sponsored by the Policy and Program Studies Service of the U.S. Department of Education and are contracted to American Institutes for Research as part of the congressionally mandated National Assessment of Title I.

CCSSO leads the SSI-NCLB’s analysis of extant data sources to provide 50-state information on how accountability systems have been implemented by states. CCSSO’s Education Indicators staff are gathering data from states to document and analyze 50-state implementation of NCLB Title I accountability and assessment. Key study indicators of NCLB accountability implementation are (1) assessments for accountability, (2) state AYP design, and (3) reporting accountability results. For the National Longitudinal Study, CCSSO conducts state-level data collection to analyze how states are targeting and allocating resources for federally funded education programs. The CCSSO data collection activities with states are being conducted fall 2004 through spring 2005.


Project Staff
Rolf K. Blank, Director of Education Indicators, 
Nina de las Alas, Associate, Education Indicators,
Lauren Stillman, Associate, Education Indicators,