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Percent Proficient on the State Assessment in Science, Elementary School - All Students: 2016-17 1

The percentage of all students in elementary school who scored proficient or above on the state assessment in science 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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National  -
US -
Alabama  40.7%
AL 40.7%
Alaska  39.5%
AK 39.5%
Arizona  60.7%
AZ 60.7%
Arkansas  42.4%
AR 42.4%
California  -
CA -
Colorado  35.0%
CO 35.0%
Connecticut  78.0%
CT 78.0%
Delaware  45.2%
DE 45.2%
District of Columbia  -
DC -
Florida  51.5%
FL 51.5%
Georgia  40.1%
GA 40.1%
Hawaii  56.9%
HI 56.9%
Idaho  66.0%
ID 66.0%
Illinois  54.1%
IL 54.1%
Indiana  63.3%
IN 63.3%
Iowa  77.9%
IA 77.9%
Kansas  44.9%
KS 44.9%
Kentucky  34%
KY 34%
Louisiana  67.4%
LA 67.4%
Maine  67.2%
ME 67.2%
Maryland  7%
MD 7%
Massachusetts  46.2%
MA 46.2%
Michigan  15.7%
MI 15.7%
Minnesota  60.1%
MN 60.1%
Mississippi  63.2%
MS 63.2%
Missouri  45.7%
MO 45.7%
Montana  71.4%
MT 71.4%
Nebraska  71.8%
NE 71.8%
Nevada  26.6%
NV 26.6%
New Hampshire  49.3%
NH 49.3%
New Jersey  85.3%
NJ 85.3%
New Mexico  40.3%
NM 40.3%
New York  85.8%
NY 85.8%
North Carolina  59.1%
NC 59.1%
North Dakota  66.5%
ND 66.5%
Ohio  68.5%
OH 68.5%
Oklahoma  42.8%
OK 42.8%
Oregon  65.4%
OR 65.4%
Pennsylvania  73.4%
PA 73.4%
Puerto Rico  65.1%
PR 65.1%
Rhode Island  40.7%
RI 40.7%
South Carolina  48.7%
SC 48.7%
South Dakota  45.3%
SD 45.3%
Tennessee  47.7%
TN 47.7%
Texas  72.6%
TX 72.6%
Utah  46.8%
UT 46.8%
Vermont  46.5%
VT 46.5%
Virginia  78.1%
VA 78.1%
Washington  64.4%
WA 64.4%
West Virginia  37.1%
WV 37.1%
Wisconsin  51.8%
WI 51.8%
Wyoming  54.9%
WY 54.9%

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1 Description: The percentage of all students in elementary school who scored proficient or above on the state assessment in science 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: N/A; Note: The state-reported percentage of elementary school students, by subgroup, who scored proficient or above on the state assessment in science. Each state is required to administer annual science tests once in grades 3-5, once in grades 6-9, and once in high school. As states are only required to test once in each grade span, grades tested may vary from state to state. 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: 09/20/2018