sort stand98    # the lower the score, the lower the degree of accoutability testing implementation
list state stand98

           state   stand98  
  1.         Iowa        39  
  2.      Montana        50  
  3.  NorthDakota        52  
  4.        Idaho        57  
  5.       Hawaii        60  
  6.       Alaska        67  
  7.    Tennessee        68  
  8.       Vermon        69  
  9.  RhodeIsland        70  
 10.     Oklahoma        70  
 11.    Minnesota        70  
 12.        Arkan        71  
 13.      Nebrask        72  
 14.       Colora        72  
 15.      Missour        72  
 16.         Utah        72  
 17.      Wyoming        73  
 18.   SouthDakot        75  

 19.   Washington        77  
 20.  Mississippi        77  
 21.  Connecticut        78  
 22.        Maine        79  
 23.     Louisian        80  
 24.     California        80  
 25.    NewJersey        80  
 26.       Michig        81  
 27.      Indiana        81  
 28.     Illinois        83  
 29.    Wisconsin        84  
 30. NewHampshire        85  
 31.      Delawar        85  
 32. SouthCarolin        85  
 33.      Arizona        86  
 34. Pennsylvania        86  
 35.       Nevada        86  
 36.         Ohio        86  
 37.          Texas        88  
 38.      Alabama        88  
 39.      Georgia        89  
 40.   NorthCarol        89  
 41.      Kentuck        89  
 42.       Kansas        90  
 43.  Massachuset        91  
 44.       Oregon        91  
 45.      Florida        92  
 46.     Virginia        92  
 47. WestVirginia        92  
 48.      Marylan        93  
 49.    NewMexico        94  
 50.      NewYork        95  
 
Education Week on the Web's 1998 state report card (raw data matrix). These data were extracted from--and then sorted by degree of accountability testing implementation. Standards and Assessment: Olson, L., Shining a Spotlight on Results: Quality Counts '99, Education Week on the Web, 18 (17) (1999)