You are here:  Data Elements » Achievement Data » State Test Data: 2015-16 » State Test in Reading Grade 8: 2015-16 »

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

The percentage of low income 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...]

Skip to content

Warning Message You have selected a data element that has limitations when comparing across states and years. Please select the link to learn more. [More about...]

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

The user can use the Graphs and Tables tool to explore basic state data values for the selected Data Element. The user can use the Data Mapping tool to explore basic state data values state-by-state for the selected data element, color-coded by value.    
View data table
Download Data Element Report Get the Excel Viewer
State Sort states in alphabetical ascending orderSort states in alphabetical descending order Value Sort states by data element value in ascending orderSort states by data element value in descending order
   050%100%
National 
US †
Alabama  33.1%
AL 33.1%
Alaska  0
AK 0
Arizona  21.4%
AZ 21.4%
Arkansas  41.6%
AR 41.6%
California  35.5%
CA 35.5%
Colorado  26.0%
CO 26.0%
Connecticut  33.7%
CT 33.7%
Delaware  37.3%
DE 37.3%
District of Columbia  20.2%
DC 20.2%
Florida  45.6%
FL 45.6%
Georgia  32.5%
GA 32.5%
Hawaii  37.1%
HI 37.1%
Idaho  41.2%
ID 41.2%
Illinois  25.1%
IL 25.1%
Indiana  46.4%
IN 46.4%
Iowa  60.6%
IA 60.6%
Kansas  16.8%
KS 16.8%
Kentucky  43.4%
KY 43.4%
Louisiana  71.5%
LA 71.5%
Maine  35.0%
ME 35.0%
Maryland  20.7%
MD 20.7%
Massachusetts  62.7%
MA 62.7%
Michigan  34.2%
MI 34.2%
Minnesota  38.6%
MN 38.6%
Mississippi  23.6%
MS 23.6%
Missouri  45.4%
MO 45.4%
Montana  37.2%
MT 37.2%
Nebraska  69.3%
NE 69.3%
Nevada  35.9%
NV 35.9%
New Hampshire  39.4%
NH 39.4%
New Jersey  37.9%
NJ 37.9%
New Mexico  19.1%
NM 19.1%
New York  31.6%
NY 31.6%
North Carolina  26.5%
NC 26.5%
North Dakota  32%
ND 32%
Ohio  33.1%
OH 33.1%
Oklahoma  66.0%
OK 66.0%
Oregon  46.3%
OR 46.3%
Pennsylvania  40.7%
PA 40.7%
Puerto Rico  42.4%
PR 42.4%
Rhode Island  22.9%
RI 22.9%
South Carolina  30.7%
SC 30.7%
South Dakota  34.6%
SD 34.6%
Tennessee  0
TN 0
Texas  79.6%
TX 79.6%
Utah  26.8%
UT 26.8%
Vermont  41%
VT 41%
Virginia  59.2%
VA 59.2%
Washington  44.1%
WA 44.1%
West Virginia  40.2%
WV 40.2%
Wisconsin  26.1%
WI 26.1%
Wyoming  40%
WY 40%

Key
this symbol means not applicable.
- this symbol means data value was not available.
n< this symbol means that the data have been suppressed.
# this symbol means data value rounds to zero.
this symbol means reporting standards not met.
 
   
   
 
 
   
1 Description: The percentage of low income 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