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Percent Proficient on the State Assessment in Reading, Grade 8 - Two or More Races: 2013-14 1

The percentage of students of two or more races in Grade 8 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 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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US †
Alabama  39%
AL 39%
Alaska  86%
AK 86%
Arizona  -
AZ -
Arkansas  80%
AR 80%
CaliforniaA  84%*
CA 84%*
Colorado  74%
CO 74%
ConnecticutB  72%*
CT 72%*
Delaware  74%
DE 74%
District of Columbia  79%
DC 79%
Florida  -
FL -
Georgia  98.1%
GA 98.1%
Hawaii  -
HI -
IdahoC  n<
ID n<
IllinoisD  60.7%
IL 60.7%
Indiana  72.8%
IN 72.8%
IowaE  70%
IA 70%
KansasF  -
KS -
Kentucky  46%
KY 46%
Louisiana  71%
LA 71%
Maine  67%
ME 67%
MarylandG  83%
MD 83%
MassachusettsH  79%
MA 79%
Michigan  73%
MI 73%
Minnesota  47%
MN 47%
MississippiI  57%
MS 57%
Missouri  52%
MO 52%
MontanaJ  -
MT -
Nebraska  74%
NE 74%
NevadaK  61%
NV 61%
New Hampshire  79%
NH 79%
New Jersey  76%
NJ 76%
New Mexico  -
NM -
New York  39%
NY 39%
North Carolina  42.1%
NC 42.1%
North Dakota  -
ND -
Ohio  86.7%
OH 86.7%
Oklahoma  72.2%
OK 72.2%
OregonL  72%
OR 72%
Pennsylvania  75%
PA 75%
Puerto Rico  36%
PR 36%
Rhode Island  71%
RI 71%
South Carolina  71%
SC 71%
South DakotaM  n<
SD n<
Tennessee  -
TN -
Texas  94.1%
TX 94.1%
Utah  45%
UT 45%
VermontN  73%
VT 73%
Virginia  75.0%
VA 75.0%
WashingtonO  74.7%
WA 74.7%
West Virginia  44%
WV 44%
Wisconsin  -
WI -
Wyoming  45%
WY 45%

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1 Description: The percentage of students of two or more races in Grade 8 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 assessment data across states. ; Academic Year: 2013-14; Grade: 8; Note: The state-reported percentage of middle school students, by subgroup, who scored proficient or above on the state assessment in science. 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.