Factors Related to Testing Location during the 2020–2021 School Year

The 2020–2021 school year introduced unprecedented challenges and uncertainties—one being state testing.

State and local politics heavily influenced where students tested. Overall, in-school testing happened more often in schools outside of cities. Schools in the Midwest and South were more likely to test in person compared to those in the West and Northeast. This research investigates the many variables that determined testing locations across the country.

Download the full report to learn about the demographic, political, and other data that influenced student testing locations.