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Percent Proficient on the State Assessment in Math, Grade 4 - Low Income: 2012-13 1

The percentage of low income students in fourth 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 4 - Low Income: 2012-13 2 Sort states by data element value in ascending orderSort states by data element value in descending order In the Range
26.0% - 81.8%
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Alabama  76%
Alaska  64.8%
Arizona  55.5%
Arkansas  77.1%
California  62.8%
Colorado  56.6%
Connecticut  66.6%
Delaware  65%
District of Columbia  50%
Florida  52.7%
Georgia  77.3%
Hawaii  56%
Idaho  81.0%
Illinois  46.1%
Indiana  76.4%
Iowa  67%
Kansas  73.8%
Kentucky  33.3%
Louisiana  65.5%
Maine  53.1%
Maryland  81.8%
Massachusetts  32%
Michigan  33.2%
Minnesota  54.6%
Mississippi  60.8%
Missouri  38.7%
Montana  56%
Nebraska  60%
Nevada  65.1%
New Hampshire  60.6%
New Jersey  63.5%
New Mexico  38.1%
New York  26%
North Carolina  32.8%
North Dakota  69.9%
Ohio  66.7%
Oklahoma  64.2%
Oregon  53.1%
Pennsylvania  62.9%
Puerto Rico  53.4%
Rhode Island  50%
South Carolina  72.0%
South Dakota  59%
Tennessee  37.8%
Texas  60.0%
Utah  69%
Vermont  54.2%
Virginia  60.7%
Washington  50.1%
West Virginia  38%
Wisconsin  32.7%
Wyoming  74%

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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 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: 2012-13; Grade: 4; Note: The state-reported percentage of fourth 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, 2012-13: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/consolidated/index.html; Data Uploaded On: 10/28/2014