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Figure 3: States Assessing academic content of individuals seeking initial certification or licensure: 1999-2000 to 2001-2002

States Assessing academic content of individuals seeking initial certification or licensure: 1999-2000 to 2001-2002; see below for description

Figure 3: States assessing academic content of individuals seeking initial certification or licensure, 1999-2000 to 2001-2002.

This map indicates which states assess the academic content knowledge of individuals seeking initial certification or licensure.

Twenty-nine states have been assessing the content knowledge of individuals since 1999-2000. These states are Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Five states, Arizona, New York, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, and Vermont, have been assessing content knowledge since 2000-2001.

The thirteen states that do not assess content knowledge are Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Guam, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Rhode Island, the Virgin Islands, and Wisconsin.

The remaining seven states do not have a statewide testing program for individuals seeking initial certification or licensure. These are Idaho, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

This map has the following note: For purposes of this figure, the term "state" refers to the 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories.

The source for the map in Figure 3 is the Title II State Reporting System, 2000-2003.

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