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Percent Proficient on the State Assessment in Reading, Grade 8 - Black: 2015-16 1

The percentage of black 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  28.7%
AL 28.7%
Alaska  0
AK 0
Arizona  23.6%
AZ 23.6%
Arkansas  31.1%
AR 31.1%
California  31.4%
CA 31.4%
Colorado  28%
CO 28%
Connecticut  31.4%
CT 31.4%
Delaware  38.8%
DE 38.8%
District of Columbia  21.8%
DC 21.8%
Florida  38.2%
FL 38.2%
Georgia  30.2%
GA 30.2%
Hawaii  51%
HI 51%
Idaho  33%
ID 33%
Illinois  19.7%
IL 19.7%
Indiana  35.9%
IN 35.9%
Iowa  46%
IA 46%
Kansas  12%
KS 12%
Kentucky  30.6%
KY 30.6%
Louisiana  67.3%
LA 67.3%
Maine  28%
ME 28%
Maryland  23.1%
MD 23.1%
Massachusetts  64.8%
MA 64.8%
Michigan  26.5%
MI 26.5%
Minnesota  32.0%
MN 32.0%
Mississippi  20.3%
MS 20.3%
Missouri  35.8%
MO 35.8%
Montana  39%
MT 39%
Nebraska  60%
NE 60%
Nevada  26.9%
NV 26.9%
New Hampshire  35%
NH 35%
New Jersey  33.8%
NJ 33.8%
New Mexico  22%
NM 22%
New York  27.8%
NY 27.8%
North Carolina  24.8%
NC 24.8%
North Dakota  33%
ND 33%
Ohio  24.9%
OH 24.9%
Oklahoma  57.3%
OK 57.3%
Oregon  36%
OR 36%
Pennsylvania  32.8%
PA 32.8%
Puerto Rico  0
PR 0
Rhode Island  20%
RI 20%
South Carolina  24.9%
SC 24.9%
South Dakota  28%
SD 28%
Tennessee  28%
TN 28%
Texas  79.4%
TX 79.4%
Utah  21%
UT 21%
Vermont  37%
VT 37%
Virginia  57.7%
VA 57.7%
Washington  41.9%
WA 41.9%
West Virginia  33%
WV 33%
Wisconsin  14.1%
WI 14.1%
Wyoming  42%
WY 42%

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1 Description: The percentage of black 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 eighth 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