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The percentage of homeless students served by McKinney-Vento subgrants 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 and years. [More about...]

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.

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47 (90.4%) states are within the specified range

State Homeless Student Achievement in Reading, Grade 8: 2009-10 2 In the Range
21.0% - 89.0%
National
Alabama  67.4%
Arizona  55.7%
Arkansas  64%
California  33.1%
Connecticut  45.4%
Delaware  57.6%
District of Columbia  21%
Florida  37.1%
Georgia  89%
Hawaii  55.1%
Idaho  82.3%
Illinois  67.4%
Indiana  43.2%
Iowa  39.5%
Kansas  64.5%
Kentucky  50.1%
Louisiana  43.9%
Maine  n<
Maryland  60.2%
Massachusetts  34.7%
MichiganA  74.4%
Minnesota  28.9%
Mississippi  33.2%
Missouri  26.5%
Montana  65.8%
New Hampshire  28.9%
New Jersey  63.5%
New Mexico  41.9%
New York  31.4%
North Carolina  45.7%
North Dakota  n<
Ohio  53.1%
Oklahoma  50%
Oregon  47.4%
Pennsylvania  63.4%
Puerto Rico  31.4%
Rhode Island  n<
South Carolina  40.9%
South Dakota  49.1%
Tennessee  22.6%
Texas  83.8%
Utah  67.7%
Vermont  n<
Virginia  74.9%
Washington  45%
West Virginia  43.4%
Wisconsin  53.3%
WyomingB  -

 Key √ this symbol means state data value was within the range. < this symbol means state data value was less than the lower bound number. > this symbol means state data value was greater than the upper bound number. An empty cell means state data value was not applicable, not available, or suppressed. † this symbol means not applicable. - this symbol means data value was not available. n< this symbol means that the data have been suppressed. # this symbol means data value rounds to zero. ‡ this symbol means reporting standards not met.