Information and Credits

The free part of Problem-Attic continues to grow! There are now more than 125,000 questions on the site from many well-respected sources. Here's a brief description of each.

New York Regents

Problem-Attic incorporates over 47,000 questions originally published by the NYS Education Department as Regents Examinations. Problem-Attic includes 768 Regents Exams which span more than 30 years and cover Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and English Language Arts. Each Regents Exam is presented in its entirety, and individual questions are topically organized.

The Regents are one of the oldest continuously-running exam series in the world. They have been taken by high school students since 1878! As of 2012, high school students in New York are required to receive a Regents Diploma and must therefore pass five of the exams in order to graduate.

Regents Exams, in their original form, are available at nysedregents.org and regents.nysed.gov.

State Assessments

Problem-Attic makes available approximately 37,000 items from 27 states: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, HI, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NV, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, VT, WI and WV. Four of the states are in a consortium called New England Common Assessment Program. Their items are indexed using the abbreviation NECAP. (Maine is part of NECAP and also produces some tests separately.)

The states' items come from more than 1200 released tests and curriculum documents. These span up to 18 years. They mostly cover math and science, though an increasing number cover social studies. Each released test is presented in its entirety, and all of the items are re-organized by topic.

Note: The math topics are modeled after, but do not exactly correspond to, Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Our goal was to get as close as possible while preserving all of the items and bridging the many grade levels, curriculum standards and test objectives.

The following is a summary of state assessments. EducAide Software, which makes Problem-Attic, would like to thank the respective departments of education for granting permission to include their items.

The Louisiana Department of Education is not in any way affiliated with EducAide Software and does not endorse, warrant or assume any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any of the information contained on this website.

National / International Assessments

Problem-Attic incorporates 1923 items originally used in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and 1319 items originally used in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science (TIMSS). Problem-Attic includes 56 NAEP and TIMSS tests which span about 25 years. Each test is presented in its entirety, and individual questions are re-grouped into general math and science domains.

NAEP is a congressionally mandated project administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. NAEP is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of American students and is popularized as “The Nation's Report Card”.

TIMSS is an international assessment of the mathematics and science knowledge of fourth and eighth graders and exiting secondary school students around the world. TIMSS is administered every four years. In 2011, over 60 nations, including the United States, and nearly 500,000 students participated. TIMSS was developed by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA).

EducAide Software would like to credit NCES and IEA for use of the questions. More information is available at ies.ed.gov and www.timms.org.

Academic Competitions

Problem-Attic incorporates nearly 11,000 math contest questions from Western Carolina University, NCCTM, and UNC-Charlotte. Problem-Attic includes 307 of their contests which span more than 30 years. Each contest is presented in its entirety, and individual items are topically organized.

WCU has been administering its High School Math Contest since 1970. NCCTM has been administering the State Math Contest since 1979. UNC-Charlotte, under the direction of Harold Reiter, has been administering its High School Math Contest since 1980. These contests stimulate interest in mathematics through collegial competition, encourage participants to think of their futures beyond high school, and honor those students who demonstrate outstanding mastery of mathematics.

EducAide Software is grateful to the WCU Math and Science Department, the NCCTM contest committee, and the UNC-Charlotte Department of Math and Statistics, for granting permission to include the questions.