|Description:||The percentage of students of two or more races in Grade 8 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 assessment data across states.|
The state-reported percentage of eighth grade students, by subgroup, who scored proficient or above on the state assessment in reading. 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, 2015-16: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/consolidated/index.html|