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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:

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Alabama  85.4%
AL 85.4%
Alaska  63.3%
AK 63.3%
Arizona  69.7%
AZ 69.7%
Arkansas  68.8%
AR 68.8%
California  53.6%
CA 53.6%
Colorado  65.5%
CO 65.5%
Connecticut  77.4%
CT 77.4%
Delaware  56.5%
DE 56.5%
District of Columbia  43.0%
DC 43.0%
Florida  68.1%
FL 68.1%
Georgia  77.3%
GA 77.3%
Hawaii  33.7%
HI 33.7%
Idaho  78.4%
ID 78.4%
Illinois  51.9%
IL 51.9%
Indiana  67.9%
IN 67.9%
Iowa  76.5%
IA 76.5%
Kansas  79.1%
KS 79.1%
Kentucky  41.2%
KY 41.2%
Louisiana  71.7%
LA 71.7%
Maine  41.7%
ME 41.7%
Maryland  84.9%
MD 84.9%
Massachusetts  74.2%
MA 74.2%
Michigan  49.8%
MI 49.8%
Minnesota  41.3%
MN 41.3%
Mississippi  62.6%
MS 62.6%
Missouri  53.0%
MO 53.0%
Montana  54.0%
MT 54.0%
Nebraska  89.8%
NE 89.8%
Nevada  71.5%
NV 71.5%
New Hampshire  31.9%
NH 31.9%
New Jersey  72.5%
NJ 72.5%
New Mexico  34.6%
NM 34.6%
New York  88.9%
NY 88.9%
North Carolina  73.1%
NC 73.1%
North Dakota  57.0%
ND 57.0%
Ohio  81.4%
OH 81.4%
Oklahoma  77.0%
OK 77.0%
Oregon  53.6%
OR 53.6%
Pennsylvania  55.0%
PA 55.0%
Puerto Rico  < 3%
PR < 3%
Rhode Island  27.2%
RI 27.2%
South Carolina  87.4%
SC 87.4%
South DakotaA  66.0%
SD 66.0%
Tennessee  76.6%
TN 76.6%
Texas  64.6%
TX 64.6%
Utah  39.9%
UT 39.9%
Vermont  35.1%
VT 35.1%
Virginia  90.7%
VA 90.7%
Washington  41.0%
WA 41.0%
West Virginia  58.8%
WV 58.8%
Wisconsin  70.1%
WI 70.1%
Wyoming  40.4%
WY 40.4%

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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 math. 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: 2008-09; Grade: HS; Source: EDFacts/Consolidated State Performance Report, 2008-09:; Data Uploaded On: 09/28/2010 

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.