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Percent Proficient on the State Assessment in Reading, Grade 8 - Children with Disabilities: 2005-06 1

The percentage of children with disabilities 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  27.3%
AL 27.3%
Alaska  38.9%
AK 38.9%
Arizona  23.4%
AZ 23.4%
Arkansas  12.0%
AR 12.0%
California  14.6%
CA 14.6%
Colorado  53.1%
CO 53.1%
Connecticut  33.0%
CT 33.0%
Delaware  39.5%
DE 39.5%
District of Columbia  9.3%
DC 9.3%
Florida  17.7%
FL 17.7%
Georgia  67.9%
GA 67.9%
Hawaii  7.0%
HI 7.0%
Idaho  38.7%
ID 38.7%
Illinois  39.5%
IL 39.5%
Indiana  23.0%
IN 23.0%
Iowa  26.8%
IA 26.8%
Kansas  52.9%
KS 52.9%
Kentucky  19.5%
KY 19.5%
Louisiana  15.9%
LA 15.9%
Maine  16.0%
ME 16.0%
Maryland  30.9%
MD 30.9%
Massachusetts  34.5%
MA 34.5%
Michigan  31.9%
MI 31.9%
Minnesota  22.5%
MN 22.5%
Mississippi  13.5%
MS 13.5%
Missouri  < 3%
MO < 3%
Montana  32.8%
MT 32.8%
Nebraska  61.3%
NE 61.3%
Nevada  12.0%
NV 12.0%
New Hampshire  21.1%
NH 21.1%
New Jersey  36.4%
NJ 36.4%
New Mexico  16.8%
NM 16.8%
New York  15.0%
NY 15.0%
North Carolina  58.1%
NC 58.1%
North Dakota  48.4%
ND 48.4%
Ohio  39.8%
OH 39.8%
Oklahoma  30.3%
OK 30.3%
Oregon  23.3%
OR 23.3%
Pennsylvania  27.4%
PA 27.4%
Puerto Rico  16.0%
PR 16.0%
Rhode Island  21.0%
RI 21.0%
South Carolina  5.1%
SC 5.1%
South Dakota  35.0%
SD 35.0%
Tennessee  64.3%
TN 64.3%
Texas  68.0%
TX 68.0%
Utah  35.5%
UT 35.5%
Vermont  18.4%
VT 18.4%
Virginia  49.8%
VA 49.8%
Washington  28.6%
WA 28.6%
West Virginia  36.3%
WV 36.3%
Wisconsin  49.8%
WI 49.8%
Wyoming  20.7%
WY 20.7%

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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