Percent Proficient on the State Assessment in Math, High School - All Students: 2008-09 1
The percentage of all students in high school who scored proficient or above on the state assessment in math. 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
|District of Columbia||43.0%|
|Puerto Rico||< 3%|
|†||this symbol means not applicable.|
|-||this symbol means data value was not available.|
|n<||this symbol means that the data have been suppressed.|
|#||this symbol means data value rounds to zero.|
|‡||this symbol means reporting standards not met.|
SD: South Dakota has limited diversity within the state and small student groups may show greater fluctuations in student performance because of the low student numbers. Actual populations can change dramatically from one year to the next.