NCLB STRONGER ACCOUNTABILITY
Mapping North Dakota's Educational Progress 2008
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Every day, we learn what works so students can make greater progress. Six years after No Child Left Behind's passage – and mid-way to the nation's goal of having students on grade level or better in reading and math by 2014 – we have collected more data than ever before about the academic performance of our students and schools. This information enables all of us to chart where we are as individual states and as a nation and to map a course of action for future progress. The foundation of our success will depend on our continued commitment to the following core principles:

  • High Standards
  • Annual Assessments
  • Accountability for Results
  • Highly Qualified Teachers in Every Classroom (HQT)
  • Information and Options for Parents
  • All Children on Grade Level By 2014
Student Demographics: White 87.2%, American Indian/Alaskan Native 8.6%, Black 1.5%, Hispanic 1.7%,  Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9%

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data, 2004-05 School Year

North Dakota Students

  North Dakota United States
Total Students 98,283 49,676,964
Low-Income Students 29.6% 40.9%
Limited English Proficient Not Available 8.5%
Students with Disabilities 14.1% 13.6%

Source: National Center For Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data, 2005-06 School Year

North Dakota Schools

  North Dakota United States
Number of Schools 539 98,905
Schools Making Adequate Yearly Progress 424 (91.0%) 64,546 (70%)
Schools in Need of Improvement 16 10,676
Schools in Restructuring 14 2,302

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07 & NCES CCD, 2005-06

North Dakota Facts and Figures

Total NCLB Funding (2007): $ 92,315,436; a 67% increase over 2001 levels
Public AYP Release Date: May 2007
Testing System Status: Approved

North Dakota Teachers

Elementary Classes Taught by Highly Qualified.  100% in low poverty schools, 100% in high poverty schools.

Secondary Classes Taught by Highly Qualified.  100% in low poverty schools, 100% in high poverty schools.

Source: Consolidated State Performance Reports, 2006-07

North Dakota's Record of Achievement

Reading Achievement for 2006-2007
  North Dakota 4th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 81% 75% 35%
White 84% 78% 38%
Black 71% n.a. n.a.
Hispanic 71% n.a. n.a.
Low Income 69% 63% 23%

  North Dakota 8th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 76% 84% 32%
White 79% 86% 34%
Black 53% n.a. n.a.
Hispanic 60% n.a. n.a.
Low Income 64% 72% 20%

Math Achievement for 2006-2007
  North Dakota 4th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 80% 91% 46%
White 84% 94% 49%
Black 63% n.a. n.a.
Hispanic 72% n.a. n.a.
Low Income 69% 82% 30%

  North Dakota 8th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 67% 86% 41%
White 71% 89% 44%
Black 37% n.a. n.a.
Hispanic 50% n.a. n.a.
Low Income 53% 73% 29%

Source: North Dakota Testing Data and 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Data

Achievement Trends

State Reading Achievement: 

In 2007 4th graders scored 226, while nationally they scored 220; 8th graders scored 268, while nationally they scored 261.  

In 2005 4th graders scored 225, while nationally they scored 217; 8th graders scored 270, while nationally they scored 260.  

In 2003 4th graders scored 222, while nationally they scored 216; 8th graders scored 270, while nationally they scored 261.

In 2002 4th graders scored 224, while nationally they scored 216; 8th graders scored 268, while nationally they scored 261.

State Math Achievement: 

In 2007 4th graders scored 245, while nationally they scored 239; 8th graders scored 292, while nationally they scored 280.  
In 2005 4th graders scored 243, while nationally they scored 237; 8th graders scored 287, while nationally they scored 278.  
In 2003 4th graders scored 238, while nationally they scored 234; 8th graders scored 287, while nationally they scored 276.
In 2000 4th graders scored 230, while nationally they scored 224; 8th graders scored 282, while nationally they scored 272.

Source: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Preparing North Dakota Students for Success

State's high school graduation rate in 2006 was 85.9% The percentage of high school students who graduate as reported by the state.

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07


The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate was 86.1% for the state, 75% for the nation. The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR) is a reliable definition for comparing across the states the percentage of students who graduate on time.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)



High School Students Taking Advanced Placement Exams

Source: College Board

North Dakota Nation
725
(9.6%)
666,067
(24.2%)

Options for Parents

  # of Eligible North Dakota Students % of Eligible North Dakota Students Participating % of Eligible Students Participating Nationally
Tutoring 2,340 251 (10.7%) 529,627 (14.5%)
Choice 830 0 (0.0%) 119,988 (2.2%)

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07

Flexibility Options for States - North Dakota

Teacher Incentive Fund Not Participating
Limited English Proficient Partnership Not Participating
Flexibility for Students with Disabilities Participating
Tutoring Pilot Not Participating
Growth Model Not Participating
Districts in Need of Improvement Pilot Not Participating

 
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