North Dakota’s State Assessment
North Dakota’s State Assessment is an augmented
norm-referenced test instrument that is aligned to state content
standards in reading/language arts and mathematics. The CAT/TN2
has been augmented with North Dakota’s State Supplement.
Effective August 1, 2001, NDCC 15.1-21-08 requires that annual
reading and mathematics testing be aligned to the state content
standards. Grades 4, 8, and 12 are tested. Grade 12 students
are tested in the required subjects in October-November, while
students in grades 4 and 8 are tested in February-March.
Merit’s language arts and math software programs correlate
to the North Dakota Content Standards and can help students
prepare for State assessments. The content and format of Merit’s
programs can help students develop and strengthen their test-taking
skills as well as their reading, writing and math skills.
Merit reading software has been proven -- through rigorous,
scientifically based research -- to increase both student
reading comprehension and standardized test scores. Merit
research study findings reveal that education software is
an effective tool to improve test scores and academic performance.
Published: May 2005