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Percent Proficient on the State Assessment in Reading, High School - Black: 2015-16 1

The percentage of black 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  17.1%
AL 17.1%
Alaska  0
AK 0
Arizona  20.0%
AZ 20.0%
Arkansas  25.4%
AR 25.4%
California  39.1%
CA 39.1%
Colorado  25%
CO 25%
Connecticut  36.6%
CT 36.6%
Delaware  33%
DE 33%
District of Columbia  17.1%
DC 17.1%
Florida  31.4%
FL 31.4%
Georgia  26.2%
GA 26.2%
Hawaii  50%
HI 50%
Idaho  40%
ID 40%
Illinois  14.5%
IL 14.5%
Indiana  34.8%
IN 34.8%
Iowa  49%
IA 49%
Kansas  12%
KS 12%
Kentucky  33.8%
KY 33.8%
Louisiana  57.9%
LA 57.9%
Maine  31%
ME 31%
Maryland  61.0%
MD 61.0%
Massachusetts  84.7%
MA 84.7%
Michigan  30.7%
MI 30.7%
Minnesota  29.9%
MN 29.9%
Mississippi  21.6%
MS 21.6%
Missouri  58.8%
MO 58.8%
Montana  0
MT 0
Nebraska  49%
NE 49%
Nevada  50%
NV 50%
New Hampshire  39%
NH 39%
New Jersey  29.1%
NJ 29.1%
New Mexico  29%
NM 29%
New York  89.6%
NY 89.6%
North Carolina  32.3%
NC 32.3%
North Dakota  30%
ND 30%
Ohio  29.7%
OH 29.7%
Oklahoma  59.8%
OK 59.8%
Oregon  43%
OR 43%
Pennsylvania  53.9%
PA 53.9%
Puerto Rico  0
PR 0
Rhode Island  20%
RI 20%
South Carolina  60.5%
SC 60.5%
South Dakota  37%
SD 37%
Tennessee  19.6%
TN 19.6%
Texas  55.0%
TX 55.0%
Utah  21%
UT 21%
Vermont  29%
VT 29%
Virginia  80.9%
VA 80.9%
Washington  71.0%
WA 71.0%
West Virginia  35%
WV 35%
Wisconsin  13.4%
WI 13.4%
Wyoming  17%
WY 17%

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