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Homeless Student Achievement in Reading, Grade 4: 2007-08 1

The percentage of homeless students served by McKinney-Vento subgrants in fourth grade who scored proficient or above on the state assessment in reading. Due to the variation between states in content, standards, and assessments, it is not possible to compare state 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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Alabama  66.4%
AL 66.4%
Alaska  73.3%
AK 73.3%
Arizona  50.2%
AZ 50.2%
Arkansas  52.9%
AR 52.9%
California  31.9%
CA 31.9%
Colorado  78.5%
CO 78.5%
Connecticut  27.5%
CT 27.5%
Delaware  56.2%
DE 56.2%
District of Columbia  -
DC -
Florida  52.7%
FL 52.7%
Georgia  57.6%
GA 57.6%
Hawaii  43.4%
HI 43.4%
Idaho  46.6%
ID 46.6%
Illinois  49.6%
IL 49.6%
Indiana  54.1%
IN 54.1%
Iowa  57.1%
IA 57.1%
Kansas  53.3%
KS 53.3%
Kentucky  39.8%
KY 39.8%
Louisiana  61.8%
LA 61.8%
Maine  n<
ME n<
Maryland  73.5%
MD 73.5%
Massachusetts  11.2%
MA 11.2%
Michigan  62.0%
MI 62.0%
Minnesota  37.0%
MN 37.0%
Mississippi  37.7%
MS 37.7%
Missouri  26.3%
MO 26.3%
Montana  55.0%
MT 55.0%
Nebraska  86.3%
NE 86.3%
Nevada  36.0%
NV 36.0%
New Hampshire  55.3%
NH 55.3%
New Jersey  n<
NJ n<
New Mexico  28.3%
NM 28.3%
New York  41.4%
NY 41.4%
North Carolina  33.5%
NC 33.5%
North Dakota  40.0%
ND 40.0%
Ohio  48.9%
OH 48.9%
Oklahoma  79.0%
OK 79.0%
Oregon  61.1%
OR 61.1%
Pennsylvania  36.7%
PA 36.7%
Puerto Rico  60.6%
PR 60.6%
Rhode Island  n<
RI n<
South Carolina  49.8%
SC 49.8%
South Dakota  23.5%
SD 23.5%
Tennessee  77.4%
TN 77.4%
Texas  64.7%
TX 64.7%
Utah  52.5%
UT 52.5%
Vermont  n<
VT n<
Virginia  73.0%
VA 73.0%
Washington  63.4%
WA 63.4%
West Virginia  74.6%
WV 74.6%
Wisconsin  51.3%
WI 51.3%
Wyoming  71.4%
WY 71.4%

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1 Description: The percentage of homeless students served by McKinney-Vento subgrants in fourth grade who scored proficient or above on the state assessment in reading. Due to the variation between states in content, standards, and assessments, it is not possible to compare state and years. ; Academic Year: 2007-08; Grade: 4; Note: The state-reported percentage of homeless students served by McKinney-Vento subgrants in fourth grade who scored proficient or above on the state assessment in reading. Each state is required to administer annual tests in grades 3-8 and once in high school in reading/language arts and mathematics. 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 between states. A dash (-) indicate that the data are missing or 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. ; Source: EDFacts/Consolidated State Performance Report, 2007-08: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/consolidated/index.html; Data Uploaded On: 04/21/2011