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Percent Proficient on the State Assessment in Math, Grade 8 - Limited English Proficient: 2011-12 1

The percentage of limited English proficient students in eighth grade 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 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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52 (100.0%) states are within the specified range

State Sort states in alphabetical ascending orderSort states in alphabetical descending order Percent Proficient on the State Assessment in Math, Grade 8 - Limited English Proficient: 2011-12 2 Sort states by data element value in ascending orderSort states by data element value in descending order In the Range
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Alabama  55%
Alaska  23%
Arizona  11%
Arkansas  56%
California  19%
Colorado  10%
Connecticut  35%
Delaware  36%
District of Columbia  40%
Florida  24%
Georgia  70%
Hawaii  28%
Idaho  32%
Illinois  55%
Indiana  53%
Iowa  33%
Kansas  60%
Kentucky  17%
Louisiana  43%
Maine  26%
Maryland  35%
Massachusetts  13%
Michigan  13%
Minnesota  24%
Mississippi  55%
Missouri  28%
Montana  13%
Nebraska  29%
Nevada  17%
New Hampshire  23%
New Jersey  29%
New Mexico  12%
New York  35%
North Carolina  68%
North Dakota  15%
Ohio  51%
Oklahoma  38%
Oregon  23%
Pennsylvania  30%
Puerto Rico  10%
Rhode Island  13%
South Carolina  60%
South Dakota  26%
Tennessee  17%
Texas  56%
Utah  21%
Vermont  14%
Virginia  42%
Washington  17%
West Virginia  40%
Wisconsin  15%
Wyoming  37%

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1 Description: The percentage of limited English proficient students in eighth grade 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 assessment data across states.; Academic Year: 2011-12; Grade: 8; Note: The state-reported percentage of eighth grade students, by subgroup, 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. 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, 2011-12: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/consolidated/index.html; Data Uploaded On: 08/26/2013