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Monitored Former Limited English Proficient Students - Science Results: 2008-09 1

Percent of former Title III-served limited English proficient (LEP) students enrolled in elementary or secondary schools in the state that participated in the state achievement assessment in science and scored at or above the proficient level. [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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US †
Alabama  85.9%
AL 85.9%
Alaska  45.6%
AK 45.6%
Arizona  42.3%
AZ 42.3%
Arkansas  46.0%
AR 46.0%
California  59.4%
CA 59.4%
Colorado  72.1%
CO 72.1%
Connecticut  17.5%
CT 17.5%
Delaware  -
DE -
District of Columbia  -
DC -
Florida  30.3%
FL 30.3%
Georgia  80.0%
GA 80.0%
Hawaii  51.1%
HI 51.1%
Idaho  50.1%
ID 50.1%
Illinois  71.6%
IL 71.6%
Indiana  68.8%
IN 68.8%
Iowa  72.9%
IA 72.9%
Kansas  80.6%
KS 80.6%
Kentucky  75.1%
KY 75.1%
Louisiana  83.0%
LA 83.0%
Maine  72.2%
ME 72.2%
Maryland  49.8%
MD 49.8%
Massachusetts  25.8%
MA 25.8%
Michigan  78.9%
MI 78.9%
Minnesota  26.3%
MN 26.3%
Mississippi  -
MS -
Missouri  44.2%
MO 44.2%
Montana  22.4%
MT 22.4%
Nebraska  82.0%
NE 82.0%
Nevada  48.7%
NV 48.7%
New Hampshire  -
NH -
New Jersey  79.8%
NJ 79.8%
New Mexico  43.3%
NM 43.3%
New York  79.2%
NY 79.2%
North Carolina  > 97%
NC > 97%
North Dakota  73.7%
ND 73.7%
Ohio  81.8%
OH 81.8%
Oklahoma  82.5%
OK 82.5%
Oregon  50.2%
OR 50.2%
Pennsylvania  59.5%
PA 59.5%
Puerto Rico  -
PR -
Rhode Island  8.6%
RI 8.6%
South Carolina  84.0%
SC 84.0%
South Dakota  46.2%
SD 46.2%
Tennessee  83.9%
TN 83.9%
Texas  76.8%
TX 76.8%
Utah  55.3%
UT 55.3%
Vermont  36.8%
VT 36.8%
Virginia  90.3%
VA 90.3%
Washington  24.9%
WA 24.9%
West Virginia  -
WV -
Wisconsin  87.5%
WI 87.5%
Wyoming  30.3%
WY 30.3%

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1 Description: Percent of former Title III-served limited English proficient (LEP) students enrolled in elementary or secondary schools in the state that participated in the state achievement assessment in science and scored at or above the proficient level. ; Academic Year: 2008-09; Grade: N/A; Note: Note that this data element includes former Title III-served LEP students in the first year of monitoring and those in the second year of monitoring, e.g., the first and second year after exiting a language instruction educational program. Each state is required to administer achievement assessments in science once in each of the grade spans (3-5, 6-8, and once in high school). 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. Additionally, note that this data element consists of state aggregated numbers on the percentage of MFLEP students who scored at the proficient level or above in all tested grades. Results are not broken down by grade level, so are not comparable to state results that are broken out by grade. Cells with a dash (-) indicate that the data are not available. 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. ; Source: EDFacts/Consolidated State Performance Report, 2008-09: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/consolidated/index.html; Data Uploaded On: 11/03/2010