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Percent Proficient on the State Assessment in Math, Grade 8 - Low Income: 2011-12 1

The percentage of low income students in eighth 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. [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%
AL 71%
Alaska  55%
AK 55%
Arizona  46%
AZ 46%
Arkansas  59%
AR 59%
California  35%
CA 35%
Colorado  32%
CO 32%
Connecticut  68%
CT 68%
Delaware  64%
DE 64%
District of Columbia  52%
DC 52%
Florida  47%
FL 47%
Georgia  80%
GA 80%
Hawaii  50%
HI 50%
Idaho  70%
ID 70%
Illinois  77%
IL 77%
Indiana  69%
IN 69%
Iowa  58%
IA 58%
Kansas  72%
KS 72%
Kentucky  29%
KY 29%
Louisiana  54%
LA 54%
Maine  45%
ME 45%
Maryland  52%
MD 52%
Massachusetts  30%
MA 30%
Michigan  18%
MI 18%
Minnesota  42%
MN 42%
Mississippi  59%
MS 59%
Missouri  38%
MO 38%
Montana  51%
MT 51%
Nebraska  45%
NE 45%
Nevada  53%
NV 53%
New Hampshire  47%
NH 47%
New Jersey  53%
NJ 53%
New Mexico  33%
NM 33%
New York  50%
NY 50%
North Carolina  78%
NC 78%
North Dakota  57%
ND 57%
Ohio  68%
OH 68%
Oklahoma  61%
OK 61%
Oregon  54%
OR 54%
Pennsylvania  59%
PA 59%
Puerto Rico  9%
PR 9%
Rhode Island  42%
RI 42%
South Carolina  58%
SC 58%
South Dakota  63%
SD 63%
Tennessee  31%
TN 31%
Texas  75%
TX 75%
Utah  55%
UT 55%
Vermont  46%
VT 46%
Virginia  45%
VA 45%
Washington  41%
WA 41%
West Virginia  31%
WV 31%
Wisconsin  27%
WI 27%
Wyoming  62%
WY 62%

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1 Description: The percentage of low income students in eighth 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.; Academic Year: 2011-12; Grade: 8; Note: The state-reported percentage of eighth 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. 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. Over values that include a ">=" or "<=" have been top and bottom coded. Explanation of the methodology used for top and bottom coding can be found in the FAQs.; Source: EDFacts/Consolidated State Performance Report, 2011-12: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/consolidated/index.html; Data Uploaded On: 08/26/2013