In 2012, Texas replaced its famous Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) with the new State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR). From the state website:
The STAAR program includes annual assessments forSo it is possible to have a boatload of tests without any connection whatsoever to the Common Core. In comparison, NYS has reading and math at 3-8, science at 4 and 8, social studies to come, plus Regents in a variety of courses at the HS level.
Reading and mathematics, grades 3–8
Writing at grades 4 and 7
Science at grades 5 and 8
Social studies at grade 8
End-of-course assessments for English I, English II, Algebra I, biology and U.S history.
Beginning in 2016, TEA will voluntarily administer STAAR EOC assessments for English III and Algebra II.
Want to criticize testing? Criticize testing. Just don't blame testing on the Common Core.