• Assessments for Social Studies

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    Assessments are tools educators use to measure students’ academic achievement. Students in Delaware schools are assessed regularly on their knowledge of Social Studies through in-class tests and quizzes. The Delaware Department of Education also requires districts and charters to administer end-of-year summative assessments in grades 4 and 7 and an End-of-Course test for high school U.S. History. These assessments measure student progress toward mastering the state's educational standards.

  • State of Delaware Assessments
    • Interim Assessments
      Includes information that allows educators to check student progress throughout the year, inform instruction and help students meet the challenge of college- and career-ready standards.
    Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)

    A  state-led consortium developing assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy designed to help prepare all students to graduate high school college and career ready. Delaware is currently a governing state in the consortium.

    National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
    NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. NAEP results are based on representative samples of students at grades 4, 8, and 12 for the main assessments, or samples of students at ages 9, 13, or 17 years for the long-term assessments.
    More Information on NAEP
    For more information on Social Studies assessments in Delaware, contact Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development at 302-735-4180.