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Homeless Student Achievement in Math, High School: 2008-09 1

The percentage of homeless students served by McKinney-Vento subgrants in high school who scored proficient or above on the state assessment in math. Due to the variation between states in content, standards, and assessments, it is not possible to compare state and years. [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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Right range handle is at 79.6%

30 (57.7%) states are within the specified range

State Sort states in alphabetical ascending orderSort states in alphabetical descending order Homeless Student Achievement in Math, High School: 2008-09 2 Sort states by data element value in ascending orderSort states by data element value in descending order In the Range
5.1% - 79.6%
National   
Alabama  -  
Alaska  39.5%
Arizona  50%
Arkansas  -  
California  -  
Colorado  35.8%
Connecticut  n<  
Delaware  30.4%
District of Columbia  n<  
Florida  45.4%
Georgia  57.9%
Hawaii  13%
Idaho  59.4%
Illinois  16.9%
Indiana  38.4%
Iowa  53.1%
Kansas  55.3%
Kentucky  >97%  
Louisiana  54.9%
Maine  n<  
Maryland  67.4%
Massachusetts  -  
Michigan  28.5%
Minnesota  9.2%
Mississippi  43.1%
Missouri  n<  
Montana  n<  
Nebraska  69.4%
Nevada  -  
New Hampshire  n<  
New Jersey  n<  
New Mexico  20.3%
New York  68.6%
North Carolina  54.6%
North Dakota  n<  
Ohio  56.6%
Oklahoma  -  
Oregon  25.3%
Pennsylvania  24.6%
Puerto Rico  5.1%
Rhode Island  n<  
South Carolina  -  
South Dakota  n<  
Tennessee  -  
Texas  -  
Utah  34.4%
Vermont  -  
Virginia  79.6%
Washington  25.3%
West Virginia  n<  
Wisconsin  27.5%
Wyoming  29.2%

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1 Description: The percentage of homeless students served by McKinney-Vento subgrants in high school who scored proficient or above on the state assessment in math. Due to the variation between states in content, standards, and assessments, it is not possible to compare state and years. ; Academic Year: 2008-09; Grade: HS; Note: The state-reported percentage of homeless students served by McKinney-Vento subgrants in high school who scored proficient or above on the state assessment in math. 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. A dash (-) indicate that the data are missing or 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. ; Source: EDFacts/Consolidated State Performance Report, 2008-09: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/consolidated/index.html; Data Uploaded On: 04/22/2011