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Percent Proficient on the State Assessment in Math, Grade 8 - All Students: 2013-14 1

The percentage of 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  29.2%
AL 29.2%
Alaska  68.1%
AK 68.1%
Arizona  59.3%
AZ 59.3%
Arkansas  63.5%
AR 63.5%
CaliforniaA  74.6%*
CA 74.6%*
Colorado  52.5%
CO 52.5%
ConnecticutB  71.9%*
CT 71.9%*
Delaware  68.7%
DE 68.7%
District of Columbia  64.3%
DC 64.3%
Florida  57.2%
FL 57.2%
Georgia  87.1%
GA 87.1%
Hawaii  59.3%
HI 59.3%
IdahoC  84%*
ID 84%*
IllinoisD  59.6%
IL 59.6%
Indiana  81.1%
IN 81.1%
IowaE  75.0%
IA 75.0%
KansasF  -
KS -
Kentucky  45.1%
KY 45.1%
Louisiana  63.0%
LA 63.0%
Maine  56.4%
ME 56.4%
MarylandG  59.0%
MD 59.0%
MassachusettsH  51.7%
MA 51.7%
Michigan  35.6%
MI 35.6%
Minnesota  58.3%
MN 58.3%
MississippiI  66.9%
MS 66.9%
Missouri  43.6%
MO 43.6%
MontanaJ  85%*
MT 85%*
Nebraska  65.8%
NE 65.8%
NevadaK  36.9%
NV 36.9%
New Hampshire  64.1%
NH 64.1%
New Jersey  71.3%
NJ 71.3%
New Mexico  40.0%
NM 40.0%
New York  38.8%
NY 38.8%
North Carolina  34.6%
NC 34.6%
North Dakota  65.5%
ND 65.5%
Ohio  80.2%
OH 80.2%
Oklahoma  61.5%
OK 61.5%
OregonL  62.2%
OR 62.2%
Pennsylvania  72.6%
PA 72.6%
Puerto Rico  9.8%
PR 9.8%
Rhode Island  57.6%
RI 57.6%
South Carolina  69.7%
SC 69.7%
South DakotaM  72%*
SD 72%*
Tennessee  40.9%
TN 40.9%
Texas  84.6%
TX 84.6%
Utah  37.9%
UT 37.9%
VermontN  59.4%
VT 59.4%
Virginia  66.3%
VA 66.3%
WashingtonO  57.2%
WA 57.2%
West Virginia  39.3%
WV 39.3%
Wisconsin  46.5%
WI 46.5%
Wyoming  49.7%
WY 49.7%

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1 Description: The percentage of 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: 2013-14; 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, 2013-14: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/consolidated/index.html; Data Uploaded On: 11/06/2015 

CA: ED urges caution when using and interpreting the SY2013-14 state mathematics and reading/language arts assessment data for the states that implemented field testing of PARCC/Smarter Balanced during SY2013-14. The following states implemented field testing in either a sample of schools or all schools in SY2013-14: CA, CT, ID, IL, IA, MD, MA, MS, MT, NV, OR, SD, VT, and WA.
CT: ED urges caution when using and interpreting the SY2013-14 state mathematics and reading/language arts assessment data for the states that implemented field testing of PARCC/Smarter Balanced during SY2013-14. The following states implemented field testing in either a sample of schools or all schools in SY2013-14: CA, CT, ID, IL, IA, MD, MA, MS, MT, NV, OR, SD, VT, and WA.
ID: ED urges caution when using and interpreting the SY2013-14 state mathematics and reading/language arts assessment data for the states that implemented field testing of PARCC/Smarter Balanced during SY2013-14. The following states implemented field testing in either a sample of schools or all schools in SY2013-14: CA, CT, ID, IL, IA, MD, MA, MS, MT, NV, OR, SD, VT, and WA.
IL: ED urges caution when using and interpreting the SY2013-14 state mathematics and reading/language arts assessment data for the states that implemented field testing of PARCC/Smarter Balanced during SY2013-14. The following states implemented field testing in either a sample of schools or all schools in SY2013-14: CA, CT, ID, IL, IA, MD, MA, MS, MT, NV, OR, SD, VT, and WA.
IA: ED urges caution when using and interpreting the SY2013-14 state mathematics and reading/language arts assessment data for the states that implemented field testing of PARCC/Smarter Balanced during SY2013-14. The following states implemented field testing in either a sample of schools or all schools in SY2013-14: CA, CT, ID, IL, IA, MD, MA, MS, MT, NV, OR, SD, VT, and WA.
KS: Kansas did not have any state assessment data for 13-14, due to cyber-attacks against their testing engine.
MD: ED urges caution when using and interpreting the SY2013-14 state mathematics and reading/language arts assessment data for the states that implemented field testing of PARCC/Smarter Balanced during SY2013-14. The following states implemented field testing in either a sample of schools or all schools in SY2013-14: CA, CT, ID, IL, IA, MD, MA, MS, MT, NV, OR, SD, VT, and WA.
MA: ED urges caution when using and interpreting the SY2013-14 state mathematics and reading/language arts assessment data for the states that implemented field testing of PARCC/Smarter Balanced during SY2013-14. The following states implemented field testing in either a sample of schools or all schools in SY2013-14: CA, CT, ID, IL, IA, MD, MA, MS, MT, NV, OR, SD, VT, and WA.
MS: ED urges caution when using and interpreting the SY2013-14 state mathematics and reading/language arts assessment data for the states that implemented field testing of PARCC/Smarter Balanced during SY2013-14. The following states implemented field testing in either a sample of schools or all schools in SY2013-14: CA, CT, ID, IL, IA, MD, MA, MS, MT, NV, OR, SD, VT, and WA.
MT: ED urges caution when using and interpreting the SY2013-14 state mathematics and reading/language arts assessment data for the states that implemented field testing of PARCC/Smarter Balanced during SY2013-14. The following states implemented field testing in either a sample of schools or all schools in SY2013-14: CA, CT, ID, IL, IA, MD, MA, MS, MT, NV, OR, SD, VT, and WA.
NV: ED urges caution when using and interpreting the SY2013-14 state mathematics and reading/language arts assessment data for the states that implemented field testing of PARCC/Smarter Balanced during SY2013-14. The following states implemented field testing in either a sample of schools or all schools in SY2013-14: CA, CT, ID, IL, IA, MD, MA, MS, MT, NV, OR, SD, VT, and WA.
OR: ED urges caution when using and interpreting the SY2013-14 state mathematics and reading/language arts assessment data for the states that implemented field testing of PARCC/Smarter Balanced during SY2013-14. The following states implemented field testing in either a sample of schools or all schools in SY2013-14: CA, CT, ID, IL, IA, MD, MA, MS, MT, NV, OR, SD, VT, and WA.
SD: ED urges caution when using and interpreting the SY2013-14 state mathematics and reading/language arts assessment data for the states that implemented field testing of PARCC/Smarter Balanced during SY2013-14. The following states implemented field testing in either a sample of schools or all schools in SY2013-14: CA, CT, ID, IL, IA, MD, MA, MS, MT, NV, OR, SD, VT, and WA.
VT: ED urges caution when using and interpreting the SY2013-14 state mathematics and reading/language arts assessment data for the states that implemented field testing of PARCC/Smarter Balanced during SY2013-14. The following states implemented field testing in either a sample of schools or all schools in SY2013-14: CA, CT, ID, IL, IA, MD, MA, MS, MT, NV, OR, SD, VT, and WA.
WA: ED urges caution when using and interpreting the SY2013-14 state mathematics and reading/language arts assessment data for the states that implemented field testing of PARCC/Smarter Balanced during SY2013-14. The following states implemented field testing in either a sample of schools or all schools in SY2013-14: CA, CT, ID, IL, IA, MD, MA, MS, MT, NV, OR, SD, VT, and WA.