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

Table 4: Sample Student Achievement Trends, 1996— 2000

Elementary Reading/Language Arts, Middle Grades Mathematics
State Grade Test Proficiency Level   1996 Score 1997 Score 1998 Score 1999 Score 2000 Score Gain
Alaska
4 California Achievement Test
Reading
50%+ answered correctly All Students -- -- -- 77% 79% +2%
        High Poverty schools -- -- -- 36% 38% +2%
Connecticut 4 Connecticut Mastery Test Band 3 All Students 55% 55% 54% 56% 57% +2%
    Reading/Language Arts   High Poverty Schools 12% 12% 14% 20% 19% +7%
        High Poverty Schools 11% 11% 15% 25% 16% +5%
Illinois 3 Illinois Standards Achievement Test Meets Standard All Students -- -- -- 61% 62% +1%
    Reading   High Poverty Schools -- -- -- 29% 30% +1%
    Mathematics   High Poverty Schools -- -- -- 12% 14% +2%
Indiana 3 ISTEP+ Meets/exceeds Level II All Students -- -- -- 71% 65% -6%
    Reading   High Poverty Schools -- -- -- 46% 12% -34%
    Mathematics   High Poverty Schools -- -- -- 58% 23% -35%
Maine 4 Maine Educational Assessment Meets Standard All Students -- -- -- 47% 45% -2%
    Reading   High Poverty Schools -- -- -- 43% 31% -12%
    Mathematics   High Poverty Schools -- -- -- 0% 3% +3%
Maryland 3 MSPAP Satisfactory All Students 35% 37% 42% 41% 40% +5%
    Reading   High Poverty Schools 9% 10% 16% 16% 19% +10%
    Mathematics   High Poverty Schools 7% 8% 11% 10% 16% +9%
Michigan 4 MEAP Satisfactory All Students 50% 49% 59% 60% 58% +8%
    Reading   High Poverty Schools 37% 35% 44% 38% 43% +6%
    Mathematics   High Poverty Schools 30% 29% 37% 31% 31% +1%
North Carolina 4 NC End of Grade/Course Test Level 3 All Students 69% 68% 71% 71% 72% +3%
    Reading   High Poverty Schools 52% 49% 53% 54% 54% +2%
    Mathematics   High Poverty Schools 46% 46% 61% 68% 64% +18%
Texas 4 TAAS 70+ on Texas Learning Index All Students 78% 79% 89% 89% 91% +13%
    Reading   High Poverty Schools 67% 68% 82% 81% 82% +15%
    Mathematics   High Poverty Schools 50% 57% 72% 79% 84% +34%

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Thomas Jefferson


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