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Homeless Student Achievement in Reading, Grade 4: 2009-10 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  81%
AL 81%
Alaska  63.6%
AK 63.6%
Arizona  55.2%
AZ 55.2%
Arkansas  68.4%
AR 68.4%
California  44.8%
CA 44.8%
Colorado  78.7%
CO 78.7%
Connecticut  32.2%
CT 32.2%
Delaware  67.6%
DE 67.6%
District of Columbia  35%
DC 35%
Florida  55.1%
FL 55.1%
Georgia  81.1%
GA 81.1%
Hawaii  41.2%
HI 41.2%
Idaho  73.3%
ID 73.3%
Illinois  51.7%
IL 51.7%
Indiana  61.3%
IN 61.3%
Iowa  59.3%
IA 59.3%
Kansas  72.3%
KS 72.3%
Kentucky  63.7%
KY 63.7%
Louisiana  57.6%
LA 57.6%
Maine  -
ME -
Maryland  76.3%
MD 76.3%
Massachusetts  13.6%
MA 13.6%
MichiganA  70.5%
MI 70.5%
Minnesota  31.3%
MN 31.3%
Mississippi  42.3%
MS 42.3%
Missouri  29.3%
MO 29.3%
Montana  69.2%
MT 69.2%
Nebraska  44.5%
NE 44.5%
Nevada  46.1%
NV 46.1%
New Hampshire  41.3%
NH 41.3%
New Jersey  30.7%
NJ 30.7%
New Mexico  31.5%
NM 31.5%
New York  53.4%
NY 53.4%
North Carolina  50.2%
NC 50.2%
North Dakota  58.3%
ND 58.3%
Ohio  54.1%
OH 54.1%
Oklahoma  50%
OK 50%
Oregon  71.1%
OR 71.1%
Pennsylvania  49.4%
PA 49.4%
Puerto Rico  33.8%
PR 33.8%
Rhode Island  52.6%
RI 52.6%
South Carolina  62.9%
SC 62.9%
South Dakota  62.7%
SD 62.7%
Tennessee  21.4%
TN 21.4%
Texas  75.2%
TX 75.2%
Utah  56.7%
UT 56.7%
Vermont  n<
VT n<
Virginia  75.4%
VA 75.4%
Washington  45.7%
WA 45.7%
West Virginia  39.7%
WV 39.7%
Wisconsin  51.4%
WI 51.4%
WyomingB  -
WY -

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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: 2009-10; 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, 2009-10: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/consolidated/index.html; Data Uploaded On: 09/19/2011 

MI: Data for state assessments can only be obtained for Homeless Students enrolled, not for Homeless Students served.
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.