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Percent Proficient on the State Assessment in Reading, High School - Limited English Proficient: 2007-08 1

The percentage of limited English proficient students in high school who scored proficient or above on the state assessment in reading. Due to the variation between states in content, standards, and assessments, it is not possible to compare state assessment data across states and years. [More about...]

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State assessments, which are used to measure student achievement in reading, math, and science, are designed by each state to measure the content the state has determined appropriate for that grade and subject. As a result, both the content on the tests and achievement standards students must meet to be considered “proficient” vary widely across states, so proficiency rates should not be compared across states. Many states have also changed their standards and assessments at some point in the process of measuring their students, so it is often not possible to create a trend line that looks at changes in achievement across years, since a change could actually reflect a change in the assessment.

Through the 2009-10 school year, states were allowed to calculate student graduation rates differently, as long as the figure represents students who graduated in the standard number of years (i.e., four). Starting in the 2010-11, states converted to an adjusted cohort graduation rate, which may or may not be the same as the calculation they used in prior years. Due to the potential differences, caution should be used when comparing graduation rates across states.

For detailed information about state assessments and graduation rates, please see the state Accountability Workbooks, which can be found at: State Accountability Workbooks: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/stateplans03/index.html

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Alabama  76.0%
AL 76.0%
Alaska  35.0%
AK 35.0%
Arizona  15.0%
AZ 15.0%
Arkansas  12.0%
AR 12.0%
California  26.0%
CA 26.0%
Colorado  55.0%
CO 55.0%
Connecticut  38.0%
CT 38.0%
Delaware  25.0%
DE 25.0%
District of Columbia  27.0%
DC 27.0%
Florida  11.0%
FL 11.0%
Georgia  57.0%
GA 57.0%
Hawaii  32.0%
HI 32.0%
Idaho  47.0%
ID 47.0%
Illinois  8.0%
IL 8.0%
Indiana  37.0%
IN 37.0%
Iowa  33.0%
IA 33.0%
Kansas  33.0%
KS 33.0%
Kentucky  23.0%
KY 23.0%
Louisiana  33.0%
LA 33.0%
Maine  26.0%
ME 26.0%
Maryland  45.0%
MD 45.0%
Massachusetts  17.0%
MA 17.0%
Michigan  13.0%
MI 13.0%
Minnesota  24.0%
MN 24.0%
Mississippi  24.0%
MS 24.0%
Missouri  17.0%
MO 17.0%
Montana  26.0%
MT 26.0%
Nebraska  64.0%
NE 64.0%
Nevada  52.0%
NV 52.0%
New Hampshire  28.0%
NH 28.0%
New Jersey  22.0%
NJ 22.0%
New Mexico  26.0%
NM 26.0%
New York  59.0%
NY 59.0%
North Carolina  28.0%
NC 28.0%
North Dakota  24.0%
ND 24.0%
Ohio  55.0%
OH 55.0%
Oklahoma  43.0%
OK 43.0%
Oregon  14.0%
OR 14.0%
Pennsylvania  11.0%
PA 11.0%
Puerto Rico  n<
PR n<
Rhode Island  5.0%
RI 5.0%
South Carolina  39.0%
SC 39.0%
South Dakota  18.0%
SD 18.0%
Tennessee  72.0%
TN 72.0%
Texas  44.0%
TX 44.0%
Utah  49.0%
UT 49.0%
Vermont  37.0%
VT 37.0%
Virginia  87.0%
VA 87.0%
Washington  42.0%
WA 42.0%
West Virginia  52.0%
WV 52.0%
Wisconsin  34.0%
WI 34.0%
Wyoming  n<
WY n<

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# this symbol means data value rounds to zero.
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1 Description: The state-reported percentage of high school students, by subgroup, who scored proficient or above on the state assessment in reading. Each state is required to administer annual tests in grades 3-8 and once in high school in reading/language arts and mathematics, which are used to determine whether each school and district is making adequate yearly progress (AYP). As states are only required to test in one grade in high school, grades tested may vary from state to state. The tests are designed by each state to measure the content the state has determined appropriate for that grade and subject. Both the content and achievement standards vary widely across states, so proficiency rates cannot be compared across states and years. Cells with a dash (-) indicate that the data are not available. The symbol "n <" indicates that the data have been suppressed due to a small count. The symbols "> 97%" and "< 3%" indicate that the value is higher than 97 percent or less than 3 percent, respectively. A “†” symbol means not applicable. ; Academic Year: 2007-08; Grade: HS; Source: EDFacts/Consolidated State Performance Report, 2007-08: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/consolidated/index.html; Data Uploaded On: 09/28/2010