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Percent Proficient on the State Assessment in Reading, Grade 4 - Low Income: 2016-17 1

The percentage of low income students in fourth 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  30.4%
AL 30.4%
Alaska  25.4%
AK 25.4%
Arizona  36.1%
AZ 36.1%
Arkansas  39.0%
AR 39.0%
California  31.8%
CA 31.8%
Colorado  26.8%
CO 26.8%
Connecticut  32.4%
CT 32.4%
Delaware  38.3%
DE 38.3%
District of Columbia  23.0%
DC 23.0%
Florida  46.4%
FL 46.4%
Georgia  30.9%
GA 30.9%
Hawaii  35.7%
HI 35.7%
Idaho  37.8%
ID 37.8%
Illinois  22.5%
IL 22.5%
Indiana  53.5%
IN 53.5%
Iowa  61.3%
IA 61.3%
Kansas  33.7%
KS 33.7%
Kentucky  40.6%
KY 40.6%
Louisiana  67.5%
LA 67.5%
Maine  38.8%
ME 38.8%
Maryland  23.3%
MD 23.3%
Massachusetts  29.4%
MA 29.4%
Michigan  30.4%
MI 30.4%
Minnesota  37.7%
MN 37.7%
Mississippi  22.8%
MS 22.8%
Missouri  52.3%
MO 52.3%
Montana  37.1%
MT 37.1%
Nebraska  41.4%
NE 41.4%
Nevada  36.4%
NV 36.4%
New Hampshire  35.1%
NH 35.1%
New Jersey  36.4%
NJ 36.4%
New Mexico  19.5%
NM 19.5%
New York  30.2%
NY 30.2%
North Carolina  28.7%
NC 28.7%
North Dakota  30.7%
ND 30.7%
Ohio  49.8%
OH 49.8%
Oklahoma  28.3%
OK 28.3%
Oregon  36.6%
OR 36.6%
Pennsylvania  44.4%
PA 44.4%
Puerto Rico  53.3%
PR 53.3%
Rhode Island  26.0%
RI 26.0%
South Carolina  28.9%
SC 28.9%
South Dakota  33.9%
SD 33.9%
Tennessee  20.9%
TN 20.9%
Texas  60.7%
TX 60.7%
Utah  26.9%
UT 26.9%
Vermont  35%
VT 35%
Virginia  67.2%
VA 67.2%
Washington  38.4%
WA 38.4%
West Virginia  44.4%
WV 44.4%
Wisconsin  29.5%
WI 29.5%
Wyoming  50.7%
WY 50.7%

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1 Description: The percentage of low income students in fourth 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: 2016-17; Grade: 4; Note: The state-reported percentage of fourth 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, 2016-17: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/consolidated/index.html; Data Uploaded On: 07/18/2018