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Percent Proficient on the State Assessment in Math, Grade 4 - Low Income: 2008-09 1

The percentage of low income students in fourth grade 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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Alabama  71.5%
AL 71.5%
Alaska  62.8%
AK 62.8%
Arizona  65.1%
AZ 65.1%
Arkansas  70.5%
AR 70.5%
California  54.9%
CA 54.9%
Colorado  83.8%
CO 83.8%
Connecticut  62.6%
CT 62.6%
Delaware  65.4%
DE 65.4%
District of Columbia  44.2%
DC 44.2%
Florida  66.3%
FL 66.3%
Georgia  65%
GA 65%
Hawaii  38.2%
HI 38.2%
Idaho  79.6%
ID 79.6%
Illinois  76.6%
IL 76.6%
Indiana  63.1%
IN 63.1%
Iowa  69.1%
IA 69.1%
Kansas  79.9%
KS 79.9%
Kentucky  62.6%
KY 62.6%
Louisiana  55.7%
LA 55.7%
Maine  54.2%
ME 54.2%
Maryland  82.3%
MD 82.3%
Massachusetts  27.3%
MA 27.3%
Michigan  80.7%
MI 80.7%
Minnesota  54.3%
MN 54.3%
Mississippi  47.5%
MS 47.5%
Missouri  30.6%
MO 30.6%
Montana  54.6%
MT 54.6%
Nebraska  92.8%
NE 92.8%
Nevada  54.6%
NV 54.6%
New Hampshire  55.3%
NH 55.3%
New Jersey  56.4%
NJ 56.4%
New Mexico  34.8%
NM 34.8%
New York  81.8%
NY 81.8%
North Carolina  72.3%
NC 72.3%
North Dakota  72.6%
ND 72.6%
Ohio  65.7%
OH 65.7%
Oklahoma  58.1%
OK 58.1%
Oregon  67.9%
OR 67.9%
Pennsylvania  69%
PA 69%
Puerto Rico  39.1%
PR 39.1%
Rhode Island  45.8%
RI 45.8%
South Carolina  76.4%
SC 76.4%
South Dakota  63.9%
SD 63.9%
Tennessee  85.6%
TN 85.6%
Texas  80.2%
TX 80.2%
Utah  60.2%
UT 60.2%
Vermont  53.2%
VT 53.2%
Virginia  77.2%
VA 77.2%
Washington  35.8%
WA 35.8%
West Virginia  55.4%
WV 55.4%
Wisconsin  68.1%
WI 68.1%
Wyoming  54.9%
WY 54.9%

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1 Description: The state-reported percentage of fourth grade 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). 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: 4; Source: EDFacts/Consolidated State Performance Report 2008-09: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/consolidated/index.html; Data Uploaded On: 09/19/2011