Percent Proficient on the State Assessment in Math, High School - Migrant: 2008-09 1
The percentage of migrant 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
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CO: There has been a decrease in eligible migrant counts for the state. Within the past year, less qualifying work is available due to the change in agriculture, and less families are moving into Colorado because of this. Families are also seeking non-qualifying work in the state.
CT: Migratory student data was not reported for the previous year. Connecticut ceased operating MEP programs as of June 30, 2007. In fall 2008, Connecticut restored the element allowing districts to self report migrant students in the individual student data base, known as the Public School Information System (PSIS), based on the definition of "migrant" provided in Section 1309(2) of NCLB. This data will be used solely for NCLB reporting purposes beginning in 2009 as a component of distribution of performance levels but not Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
DE: There is a movement within the populations where we have small numbers and these can fluctuate greatly from year to year. Proficencies from year to year will change with these students as they may not be the same individuals.
MO: Missouri is in the process of implementing a new migrant data system. We also have been working with districts to ensure that migrant students are reported correctly in our student information system.
MT: Changing and moving student populations affect the outocme of these students.
TN: Tennessee's migrant population declined in 2008-09 as the recession and high unemployment affected the nursery, meat processing and other industries that attract migrant workers in better economic times.