U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

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Table of contents
Title page
Introduction
Acknowledgments
National Summary
- Standards and Assessments
- Student Achievement by Category
- Student Performance
- Achievement Trends
State Profiles
Sources
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
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State Education Indicators With a Focus on Title I

National Summary

Summary of Student Performance, 1999-2000

Table 3: Summary of Students at Proficient Level or Higher, by State Definition
  Elementary Middle School  
STATE Reading Math Reading Math State Term for Proficient*
Alabama 64% 70% 64% 72% Proficient
Alaska 79% 81%     Proficient
Arizona 71% 53% 52% 18% Meets Standard
Arkansas 47%. 41% 24% 46% At or Above Proficient
California 47% 54% 50% 49% At or Above 50th Percentile
Colorado 60%   62% 33%. Proficient
Connecticut 57% 60% 66% 55% No levels defined (Band 4 reported)
Delaware 77% 72% 68% 41% Meets Standard
District of Columbia 32% 33% 30% 15% Proficient
Florida 58% 51% 46% 57%. Proficient
Georgia 65% 62% 65% 54% Meets Standard
Hawaii 65% 64% 54% 61% Proficient
Idaho 62% 45% 56% 49%. Level III
Illinois 62% 69% 72% 47% Meets Standards
Indiana 65% 73% 78% 60% Level II
Iowa 67% 71% 70% 74% Intermediate
Kansas 62% 62% 66% 53%. Satisfactory
Kentucky 57% 31% 51% 25% Proficient/DIstinguished
Louisiana 16% 12% 15% 8% Proficient
Maine 45% 23% 46% 21% Meets Standard
Maryland 40% 41% 27% 53%. Satisfactory
Massachusetts 20% 40% 62% 34% Proficient
Michigan 58% 75% 49% 63% Satisfactory
Minnesota 45% 47% 80% 72% Level III, Passing
Mississippi 50% 48% 50% 46% No levels defined (Mean NCE)
Missouri 32% 37% 32% 14% Proficient
Montana**         No data available for 99-00
Nebraska 54% 58% 59% 64% Proficient (Title I students only)
Nevada 47% 52%   . Proficient
New Hampshire 38% 40% 29% 27% Proficient
New Jersey 55% 66% 75% 60%. Proficient
New Mexico         Level III
New York 53% 65% 45% 41%. Level III
North Carolina 72% 85% 83% 80% Level 3
North Dakota 78% 75% 73% 76% Proficient
Ohio 58% 49% 53% 54% Passing
Oklahoma 46% 78% 71% 65% Level 3
Oregon 73% 65% 51% 48% Meets Standard
Pennsylvania***         Proficient not defined for 99-00
Rhode Island****         Achieve Standard
South Carolina 37% 24% 24% 20%. Proficient
South Dakota 65% 65% 65% 70% Percentile
Tennessee 55% 58% 54% 58% No levels defines for 99-00
Texas 91% 87% 90% 91% Proficient
Utah 43% 48% 39% 35% Mastery
Vermont*****         Achieve Standard
Virginia 61% 71% 70% 61% Passed/Proficient
Washington 70% 41% 42% 28% Level III
West Virginia 55% 65% 56% 58% Level III
Wisconsin 78% 74% 73% 42% Proficient
Wyoming 37% 27% 36% 32% Proficient

* Please see each state's profiles for state's definition of proficient and higher.

** Montana: A variety of test were used throughout the state, making consistent statewide student proficiency scores unavailable

*** Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania's assessment scores were placed in quartiles; proficiency was not defined for 1999-2000.

**** Rhode Island: Rhode Island Achieve Standard or higher: Reading Grade 4: Basic Understanding: 78%, Analysis: 64%; Math Grade 4: Skills: 59%, Concepts: 26%, Problem Solving: 20%; Reading Grade 8: Basic Understanding: 50%, Analysis: 23%; Math Grade 8: Skills: 56%, Concepts: 19%, Problem Solving: 26%

****** Vermont: Vermont Achieved Standard: Grade 4: Reading Basic Understanding: 83%, Reading Analysis: 64%; Math Skills: 69%, Concepts: 38%, Problem Solving: 35%; Grade 8: Reading Basic Understanding: 57%, Reading Analysis: 29%; Math Skills: 66%, Concepts: 32%, Problem Solving, 43%.


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