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Number of Long-Term Students Served in Other Local Education Agency Programs 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 other local education agency programs. [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  700
US 700
Alabama  n<
AL n<
AK †
AZ †
AR †
CA †
CO †
CT †
DE †
District of Columbia 
DC †
Florida  34
FL 34
GA †
HI †
ID †
IL †
IN †
IA †
KS †
KY †
Louisiana  n<
LA n<
ME †
MD †
Massachusetts  458
MA 458
Michigan  130
MI 130
MN †
MS †
Missouri  31
MO 31
Montana  24
MT 24
NE †
NV †
New Hampshire 
NH †
New Jersey  n<
NJ n<
New Mexico 
NM †
New York 
NY †
North Carolina 
NC †
North Dakota  n<
ND n<
OH †
OK †
Oregon  n<
OR n<
PA †
Puerto Rico 
PR †
Rhode Island 
RI †
South Carolina 
SC †
South Dakota 
SD †
TN †
TX †
UT †
VT †
VA †
WA †
West Virginia  19
WV 19
Wisconsin  n<
WI n<
Wyoming  n<
WY n<

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- this symbol means data value was not available.
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# this symbol means data value rounds to zero.
this symbol means reporting standards not met.
1 Description: The statewide number of long-term students testing below grade level in reading upon entry into other local education agency programs.; Academic Year: 2009-10; Grade: N/A; Note: The total statewide number of long-term students below grade level in reading upon entry into other local education agency programs. 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. Other programs include any other programs, not otherwise defined, which receive Title I, Part D funds and serve non-adjudicated children and youth. 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