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Percent Proficient on the State Assessment in Math, Grade 8 - White: 2015-16 1

The percentage of white 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  41.6%
AL 41.6%
Alaska  0
AK 0
Arizona  48.5%
AZ 48.5%
Arkansas  46.3%
AR 46.3%
California  50.5%
CA 50.5%
Colorado  42.3%
CO 42.3%
Connecticut  52.2%
CT 52.2%
Delaware  51.6%
DE 51.6%
District of Columbia  62%
DC 62%
Florida  73.1%
FL 73.1%
Georgia  55.5%
GA 55.5%
Hawaii  51%
HI 51%
Idaho  43.3%
ID 43.3%
Illinois  40.1%
IL 40.1%
Indiana  58.7%
IN 58.7%
Iowa  79.5%
IA 79.5%
Kansas  30.1%
KS 30.1%
Kentucky  49.3%
KY 49.3%
Louisiana  72.9%
LA 72.9%
Maine  36.9%
ME 36.9%
Maryland  50.6%
MD 50.6%
Massachusetts  64.9%
MA 64.9%
Michigan  38.9%
MI 38.9%
Minnesota  66.3%
MN 66.3%
Mississippi  45.1%
MS 45.1%
Missouri  45.0%
MO 45.0%
Montana  40.4%
MT 40.4%
Nebraska  76.7%
NE 76.7%
Nevada  39.9%
NV 39.9%
New Hampshire  47.8%
NH 47.8%
New Jersey  52.2%
NJ 52.2%
New Mexico  20.4%
NM 20.4%
New York  59.4%
NY 59.4%
North Carolina  50.2%
NC 50.2%
North Dakota  40.5%
ND 40.5%
Ohio  69.1%
OH 69.1%
Oklahoma  68.1%
OK 68.1%
Oregon  48.0%
OR 48.0%
Pennsylvania  36.6%
PA 36.6%
Puerto Rico  <=20%
PR <=20%
Rhode Island  40.4%
RI 40.4%
South Carolina  43.8%
SC 43.8%
South Dakota  48.5%
SD 48.5%
Tennessee  42%
TN 42%
Texas  87.3%
TX 87.3%
Utah  50.8%
UT 50.8%
Vermont  44.0%
VT 44.0%
Virginia  80.3%
VA 80.3%
Washington  55.4%
WA 55.4%
West Virginia  27.5%
WV 27.5%
Wisconsin  40.8%
WI 40.8%
Wyoming  51.6%
WY 51.6%

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1 Description: The percentage of white 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: 2015-16; 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, 2015-16: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/consolidated/index.html; Data Uploaded On: 07/20/2017