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Percent Proficient on the State Assessment in Science, Elementary School - All Students: 2013-14 1

The percentage of all students in elementary school who scored proficient or above on the state assessment in science 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  78.9%
AL 78.9%
Alaska  51.1%
AK 51.1%
Arizona  59.0%
AZ 59.0%
Arkansas  57.7%
AR 57.7%
California  58.5%
CA 58.5%
Colorado  33.7%
CO 33.7%
Connecticut  83.3%
CT 83.3%
Delaware  49.0%
DE 49.0%
District of Columbia  41.6%
DC 41.6%
Florida  54.7%
FL 54.7%
Georgia  81.2%
GA 81.2%
Hawaii  53.6%
HI 53.6%
Idaho  94.6%
ID 94.6%
Illinois  76.1%
IL 76.1%
Indiana  74.4%
IN 74.4%
Iowa  80.0%
IA 80.0%
KansasA  -
KS -
Kentucky  71.2%
KY 71.2%
Louisiana  67.1%
LA 67.1%
Maine  62.8%
ME 62.8%
Maryland  64.3%
MD 64.3%
Massachusetts  53.0%
MA 53.0%
Michigan  17.7%
MI 17.7%
Minnesota  61.5%
MN 61.5%
Mississippi  66.8%
MS 66.8%
Missouri  48.0%
MO 48.0%
Montana  67.7%
MT 67.7%
Nebraska  72.1%
NE 72.1%
Nevada  64.1%
NV 64.1%
New Hampshire  45.7%
NH 45.7%
New Jersey  88.1%
NJ 88.1%
New Mexico  48.3%
NM 48.3%
New York  86.8%
NY 86.8%
North Carolina  52.6%
NC 52.6%
North Dakota  67.2%
ND 67.2%
Ohio  69.5%
OH 69.5%
Oklahoma  51.8%
OK 51.8%
Oregon  69.3%
OR 69.3%
Pennsylvania  78.5%
PA 78.5%
Puerto Rico  66.6%
PR 66.6%
Rhode Island  41.5%
RI 41.5%
South Carolina  70.0%
SC 70.0%
South Dakota  75.3%
SD 75.3%
Tennessee  56.9%
TN 56.9%
Texas  72.5%
TX 72.5%
Utah  43.4%
UT 43.4%
Vermont  43.8%
VT 43.8%
Virginia  72.4%
VA 72.4%
Washington  67.0%
WA 67.0%
West Virginia  37.9%
WV 37.9%
Wisconsin  76.3%
WI 76.3%
Wyoming  52.9%
WY 52.9%

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1 Description: The percentage of all students in elementary school who scored proficient or above on the state assessment in science 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: N/A; Note: The state-reported percentage of elementary school students, by subgroup, who scored proficient or above on the state assessment in science. Each state is required to administer annual science tests once in grades 3-5, once in grades 6-9, and once in high school. As states are only required to test once in each grade span, grades tested may vary from state to state. 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: 10/20/2015 

KS: Kansas did not have any state assessment data for 13-14, due to cyber-attacks against their testing engine.