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Percent Proficient on the State Assessment in Math, High School - Black: 2008-09 1

The percentage of black 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  76.7%
AL 76.7%
Alaska  50.4%
AK 50.4%
Arizona  57.2%
AZ 57.2%
Arkansas  44.1%
AR 44.1%
California  33.5%
CA 33.5%
Colorado  43.9%
CO 43.9%
Connecticut  45.5%
CT 45.5%
Delaware  34.6%
DE 34.6%
District of Columbia  39.4%
DC 39.4%
Florida  47.6%
FL 47.6%
Georgia  63.0%
GA 63.0%
Hawaii  27.6%
HI 27.6%
Idaho  52.2%
ID 52.2%
Illinois  19.7%
IL 19.7%
Indiana  39.3%
IN 39.3%
Iowa  47.4%
IA 47.4%
Kansas  51.9%
KS 51.9%
Kentucky  20.8%
KY 20.8%
Louisiana  57.7%
LA 57.7%
Maine  15.4%
ME 15.4%
Maryland  71.5%
MD 71.5%
Massachusetts  51.7%
MA 51.7%
Michigan  18.3%
MI 18.3%
Minnesota  11.0%
MN 11.0%
Mississippi  50.4%
MS 50.4%
Missouri  24.9%
MO 24.9%
Montana  46.8%
MT 46.8%
Nebraska  82.8%
NE 82.8%
Nevada  52.1%
NV 52.1%
New Hampshire  15.4%
NH 15.4%
New Jersey  42.8%
NJ 42.8%
New Mexico  30.1%
NM 30.1%
New York  76.7%
NY 76.7%
North Carolina  55.4%
NC 55.4%
North Dakota  31.5%
ND 31.5%
Ohio  59.2%
OH 59.2%
Oklahoma  60.9%
OK 60.9%
Oregon  27.7%
OR 27.7%
Pennsylvania  28.3%
PA 28.3%
Puerto Rico  -
PR -
Rhode Island  7.8%
RI 7.8%
South Carolina  79.6%
SC 79.6%
South Dakota  48.7%
SD 48.7%
Tennessee  61.7%
TN 61.7%
Texas  49.4%
TX 49.4%
Utah  28.4%
UT 28.4%
Vermont  12.7%
VT 12.7%
Virginia  83.4%
VA 83.4%
Washington  18.9%
WA 18.9%
West Virginia  45.5%
WV 45.5%
Wisconsin  27.6%
WI 27.6%
Wyoming  13.9%
WY 13.9%

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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: 09/27/2010