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Percent Proficient on the State Assessment in Reading, High School - White: 2014-15 1

The percentage of white students in high school 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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Alabama  69.6%
AL 69.6%
Alaska  43.0%
AK 43.0%
Arizona  52.8%
AZ 52.8%
Arkansas  43.5%
AR 43.5%
California  70.7%
CA 70.7%
Colorado  48.2%
CO 48.2%
Connecticut  61.5%
CT 61.5%
Delaware  59.6%
DE 59.6%
District of Columbia  82%
DC 82%
Florida  64.1%
FL 64.1%
Georgia  47.5%
GA 47.5%
Hawaii  63%
HI 63%
Idaho  64.8%
ID 64.8%
Illinois  43.2%
IL 43.2%
Indiana  84.8%
IN 84.8%
Iowa  82.9%
IA 82.9%
Kansas  37.1%
KS 37.1%
Kentucky  61.1%
KY 61.1%
Louisiana  82.8%
LA 82.8%
Maine  48.7%
ME 48.7%
Maryland  90.2%
MD 90.2%
Massachusetts  94.8%
MA 94.8%
Michigan  54.3%
MI 54.3%
Minnesota  64.3%
MN 64.3%
Mississippi  66.9%
MS 66.9%
Missouri  77.8%
MO 77.8%
Montana  60.6%
MT 60.6%
Nebraska  77.4%
NE 77.4%
Nevada  S
NV S
New Hampshire  60.4%
NH 60.4%
New Jersey  45.2%
NJ 45.2%
New Mexico  50.9%
NM 50.9%
New York  96.4%
NY 96.4%
North Carolina  62.8%
NC 62.8%
North Dakota  58.9%
ND 58.9%
Ohio  90.0%
OH 90.0%
Oklahoma  84.9%
OK 84.9%
Oregon  72.5%
OR 72.5%
Pennsylvania  78.4%
PA 78.4%
Puerto Rico  33%
PR 33%
Rhode Island  38.6%
RI 38.6%
South Carolina  88.8%
SC 88.8%
South Dakota  64.0%
SD 64.0%
Tennessee  71.4%
TN 71.4%
Texas  80.4%
TX 80.4%
Utah  50.6%
UT 50.6%
Vermont  58.5%
VT 58.5%
Virginia  93.2%
VA 93.2%
Washington  56.9%
WA 56.9%
West Virginia  48.0%
WV 48.0%
Wisconsin  55.1%
WI 55.1%
Wyoming  34.5%
WY 34.5%

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1 Description: The percentage of white students in high school 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: 2014-15; Grade: HS; Note: The state-reported percentage of high school students, by subgroup, who scored proficient or above on the state assessment in reading. 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, 2014-15: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/consolidated/index.html; Data Uploaded On: 11/18/2016