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Percent Proficient on the State Assessment in Reading, Grade 8 - Asian and Pacific Islander: 2005-06 1

The percentage of Asian and Pacific Islander 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:

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Alabama  85.4%
AL 85.4%
Alaska  79.2%
AK 79.2%
Arizona  79.0%
AZ 79.0%
Arkansas  74.0%
AR 74.0%
California  60.5%
CA 60.5%
Colorado  91.0%
CO 91.0%
Connecticut  86.1%
CT 86.1%
Delaware  86.6%
DE 86.6%
District of Columbia  50.0%
DC 50.0%
Florida  63.4%
FL 63.4%
Georgia  93.2%
GA 93.2%
Hawaii  37.0%
HI 37.0%
Idaho  87.2%
ID 87.2%
Illinois  89.6%
IL 89.6%
Indiana  82.0%
IN 82.0%
Iowa  73.0%
IA 73.0%
Kansas  75.8%
KS 75.8%
Kentucky  74.3%
KY 74.3%
Louisiana  72.4%
LA 72.4%
Maine  65.0%
ME 65.0%
Maryland  82.7%
MD 82.7%
Massachusetts  75.9%
MA 75.9%
Michigan  81.1%
MI 81.1%
Minnesota  58.3%
MN 58.3%
Mississippi  81.0%
MS 81.0%
Missouri  28.7%
MO 28.7%
Montana  79.9%
MT 79.9%
Nebraska  90.2%
NE 90.2%
Nevada  63.3%
NV 63.3%
New Hampshire  53.5%
NH 53.5%
New Jersey  85.5%
NJ 85.5%
New Mexico  65.8%
NM 65.8%
New York  67.0%
NY 67.0%
North Carolina  91.7%
NC 91.7%
North Dakota  75.5%
ND 75.5%
Ohio  86.6%
OH 86.6%
Oklahoma  84.0%
OK 84.0%
Oregon  71.2%
OR 71.2%
Pennsylvania  80.5%
PA 80.5%
Puerto Rico  -
PR -
Rhode Island  49.1%
RI 49.1%
South Carolina  55.5%
SC 55.5%
South Dakota  84.0%
SD 84.0%
Tennessee  96.1%
TN 96.1%
Texas  93.0%
TX 93.0%
Utah  75.0%
UT 75.0%
Vermont  62.0%
VT 62.0%
Virginia  84.9%
VA 84.9%
Washington  77.7%
WA 77.7%
West Virginia  89.5%
WV 89.5%
Wisconsin  78.1%
WI 78.1%
Wyoming  73.1%
WY 73.1%

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1 Description: 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, which are used to determine whether each school and district is making adequate yearly progress (AYP). 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 across states and years. 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. The symbols "> 97%" and "< 3%" indicate that the value is higher than 97 percent or less than 3 percent, respectively. A “†” symbol means not applicable. ; Academic Year: 2005-06; Grade: 8; Source: EDFacts/Consolidated State Performance Report 2005-06:; Data Uploaded On: 06/09/2010