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Number of Long-Term Students Served in a Local Education Agency At Risk Program who Tested Below Grade Level Upon Entry - Reading: 2009-10 1

The statewide number of long-term students testing below grade level in reading upon entry into a local education agency at risk program. [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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National  10,344
US 10,344
Alabama  463
AL 463
Alaska  n<
AK n<
Arizona  990
AZ 990
Arkansas  466
AR 466
California  6,197
CA 6,197
CO †
CT †
DE †
District of Columbia 
DC †
Florida  116
FL 116
Georgia  195
GA 195
HI †
Idaho  161
ID 161
IL †
IN †
IA †
KS †
Kentucky  135
KY 135
LA †
ME †
Maryland  41
MD 41
Massachusetts  66
MA 66
Michigan  19
MI 19
MN †
Mississippi  23
MS 23
Missouri  61
MO 61
Montana  58
MT 58
NE †
NV †
New Hampshire  24
NH 24
New Jersey 
NJ †
New Mexico  n<
NM n<
New York 
NY †
North Carolina  n<
NC n<
North Dakota  439
ND 439
OH †
Oklahoma  43
OK 43
Oregon  66
OR 66
PA †
Puerto Rico 
PR †
Rhode Island 
RI †
South Carolina 
SC †
South Dakota  n<
SD n<
TN †
TX †
UT †
VT †
Virginia  94
VA 94
Washington  264
WA 264
West Virginia  104
WV 104
WI †
Wyoming  283
WY 283

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1 Description: The statewide number of long-term students testing below grade level in reading upon entry into a local education agency at risk program.; Academic Year: 2009-10; Grade: N/A; Note: The total statewide number of long-term students testing below grade level in reading upon entry into a local education agency at risk program. Long-term students are those who have been enrolled in a program for 90 or more consecutive calendar days. Only pre-test data are required to determine grade level upon entry; long-term students who have either pre- and post-test data or pre-test-only data may be included in this item. An at risk program targets students who are at risk for academic failure, have a drug or alcohol problem, are pregnant or parenting, have been in contact with the juvenile justice system in the past, are at least 1 year behind the expected age/grade level, have limited English proficiency, aer gang members, have dropped out of school in the past, or have a high absenteeism rate at school. A dash (-) indicates that the data are missing or not available.  The symbol "n <" indicates that the data has been suppressed due to a small count.  A “†” symbol means not applicable.; Source: EDFacts/Consolidated State Performance Report, 2009-10:; Data Uploaded On: 06/15/2012