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Percent Proficient on the State Assessment in Math, High School - Male: 2009-10 1

The percentage of male 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. [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  82.6%
AL 82.6%
Alaska  62.2%
AK 62.2%
Arizona  57.3%
AZ 57.3%
Arkansas  32.8%
AR 32.8%
California  54.4%
CA 54.4%
Colorado  68.6%
CO 68.6%
Connecticut  77.6%
CT 77.6%
Delaware  57.5%
DE 57.5%
District of Columbia  38.4%
DC 38.4%
Florida  69.8%
FL 69.8%
Georgia  73.9%
GA 73.9%
Hawaii  35.8%
HI 35.8%
Idaho  76.6%
ID 76.6%
Illinois  55.2%
IL 55.2%
Indiana  66.4%
IN 66.4%
Iowa  77.2%
IA 77.2%
Kansas  81%
KS 81%
Kentucky  39.2%
KY 39.2%
Louisiana  13%
LA 13%
Maine  46.7%
ME 46.7%
Maryland  82.8%
MD 82.8%
Massachusetts  74.9%
MA 74.9%
Michigan  53.3%
MI 53.3%
Minnesota  44.4%
MN 44.4%
Mississippi  63.3%
MS 63.3%
Missouri  58.2%
MO 58.2%
Montana  58.9%
MT 58.9%
Nebraska  89%
NE 89%
Nevada  72.8%
NV 72.8%
New Hampshire  35.8%
NH 35.8%
New Jersey  74.2%
NJ 74.2%
New Mexico  38.4%
NM 38.4%
New York  88.7%
NY 88.7%
North Carolina  77.1%
NC 77.1%
North Dakota  57.3%
ND 57.3%
Ohio  79.7%
OH 79.7%
Oklahoma  70.8%
OK 70.8%
Oregon  57%
OR 57%
Pennsylvania  58.5%
PA 58.5%
Puerto Rico  3.7%
PR 3.7%
Rhode Island  29.9%
RI 29.9%
South Carolina  60.5%
SC 60.5%
South Dakota  67.3%
SD 67.3%
TennesseeA  13.4%
TN 13.4%
Texas  73.3%
TX 73.3%
Utah  36.8%
UT 36.8%
Vermont  35.9%
VT 35.9%
Virginia  90.9%
VA 90.9%
Washington  47.3%
WA 47.3%
West Virginia  40.8%
WV 40.8%
Wisconsin  70.3%
WI 70.3%
WyomingB  -
WY -

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this symbol means reporting standards not met.
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). 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. 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. ; Academic Year: 2009-10; Grade: HS; Source: EDFacts/Consolidated State Performance Report:; Data Uploaded On: 09/19/2011 

TN: Tennessee implemented new curriculum and assessment standards in 2009-10.
WY: Wyoming had a technical failure with their assessment system that prevented them from reporting 2009-10 assessment data. They received a reporting waiver for SY 2009-10.