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Percent Proficient on the State Assessment in Reading, Grade 8 - American Indian and Alaskan Native: 2015-16 1

The percentage of American Indian and Alaskan Native students in eighth grade 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  53%
AL 53%
Alaska  0
AK 0
Arizona  12.1%
AZ 12.1%
Arkansas  49%
AR 49%
California  36%
CA 36%
Colorado  24%
CO 24%
Connecticut  44%
CT 44%
Delaware  55%
DE 55%
District of Columbia  S
DC S
Florida  56%
FL 56%
Georgia  50%
GA 50%
Hawaii  50%
HI 50%
Idaho  31%
ID 31%
Illinois  31%
IL 31%
Indiana  60%
IN 60%
Iowa  59%
IA 59%
Kansas  23%
KS 23%
Kentucky  41%
KY 41%
Louisiana  82%
LA 82%
Maine  33%
ME 33%
Maryland  27%
MD 27%
Massachusetts  76%
MA 76%
Michigan  39%
MI 39%
Minnesota  34%
MN 34%
Mississippi  35%
MS 35%
Missouri  54%
MO 54%
Montana  25%
MT 25%
Nebraska  60%
NE 60%
Nevada  38%
NV 38%
New Hampshire  53%
NH 53%
New Jersey  49%
NJ 49%
New Mexico  17%
NM 17%
New York  31%
NY 31%
North Carolina  27%
NC 27%
North Dakota  24%
ND 24%
Ohio  40%
OH 40%
Oklahoma  73.1%
OK 73.1%
Oregon  42%
OR 42%
Pennsylvania  59%
PA 59%
Puerto Rico  0
PR 0
Rhode Island  21%
RI 21%
South Carolina  34%
SC 34%
South Dakota  25%
SD 25%
Tennessee  <50%
TN <50%
Texas  84%
TX 84%
Utah  18%
UT 18%
Vermont  S
VT S
Virginia  71%
VA 71%
Washington  39%
WA 39%
West Virginia  S
WV S
Wisconsin  25%
WI 25%
Wyoming  28%
WY 28%

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1 Description: The percentage of American Indian and Alaskan Native students in eighth grade 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: 2015-16; Grade: 8; Note: The state-reported percentage of fourth grade 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, 2015-16: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/consolidated/index.html; Data Uploaded On: 07/20/2017