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Percent Proficient on the State Assessment in Math, Grade 8 - American Indian and Alaskan Native: 2004-05 1

The percentage of American Indian and Alaskan Native 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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Right range handle is at 87.9%

40 (76.9%) 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 - American Indian and Alaskan Native: 2004-05 2 Sort states by data element value in ascending orderSort states by data element value in descending order In the Range
9.2% - 87.9%
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Alabama  73.5%
Alaska  44.8%
Arizona  38.1%
Arkansas  32.0%
California  25.6%
Colorado  62.6%
Connecticut  69.0%
Delaware  n<  
District of Columbia  -  
Florida  63.0%
Georgia  73.4%
Hawaii  17.2%
Idaho  52.4%
Illinois  50.2%
Indiana  60.0%
Iowa  58.9%
Kansas  -  
Kentucky  -  
Louisiana  52.3%
Maine  19.0%
Maryland  47.1%
Massachusetts  33.0%
Michigan  50.0%
Minnesota  -  
Mississippi  52.0%
Missouri  9.2%
Montana  31.0%
Nebraska  70.2%
Nevada  40.0%
New Hampshire  -  
New Jersey  54.6%
New Mexico  11.1%
New York  -  
North Carolina  80.3%
North Dakota  34.9%
Ohio  -  
Oklahoma  65.0%
Oregon  48.5%
Pennsylvania  52.5%
Puerto Rico  -  
Rhode Island  -  
South Carolina  20.1%
South Dakota  31.3%
Tennessee  87.9%
Texas  64.0%
Utah  49.0%
Vermont  -  
Virginia  78.5%
Washington  -  
West Virginia  82.1%
Wisconsin  54.9%
Wyoming  17.9%

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1 Description: 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, which are used to determine whether each school and district is making adequate yearly progress (AYP). 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 across states and years. 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. The symbols "> 97%" and "< 3%" indicate that the value is higher than 97 percent or less than 3 percent, respectively. A “†” symbol means not applicable. ; Academic Year: 2004-05; Grade: 8; Source: EDFacts/Consolidated State Performance Report 2004-05: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/consolidated/index.html; Data Uploaded On: 06/09/2010