In 2010, 46 states joined together in two different consortia (PARCC and Smarter Balanced) to create higher-quality, next-generation state summative assessments. Though these new tests were highly rated and received significant attention at the time, today only 20 states are participating in either consortia. So what has happened to state assessments, and where are they headed in the next couple of years?

In this report, EdFirst looks closely at these trends. Using state agency websites, consultations with state assessment directors and interviews with key leaders in the field, they analyzed the local circumstances in all 50 states.