NCLB STRONGER ACCOUNTABILITY
Mapping Kansas' 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 73.2%, Hispanic 11.8%, Black 8.4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 2.3%, American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.4%

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

Kansas Students

  Kansas United States
Total Students 467,285 49,676,964
Low-Income Students 38.7% 40.9%
Limited English Proficient 5.3% 8.5%
Students with Disabilities 14.0% 13.6%

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

Kansas Schools

  Kansas United States
Number of Schools 1,407 98,905
Schools Making Adequate Yearly Progress 1,221 (88.0%) 64,546 (70%)
Schools in Need of Improvement 35 10,676
Schools in Restructuring 3 2,302

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

Kansas Facts and Figures

Total NCLB Funding (2007): $179,710,262; a 75% increase over 2001 levels
Public AYP Release Date: August 2007
Testing System Status: Approved

Kansas Teachers

Elementary Classes Taught by Highly Qualified.  97.7% in low poverty schools, 94.6% in high poverty schools.

Secondary Classes Taught by Highly Qualified.  91.2% in low poverty schools, 72.3% in high poverty schools.

Source: Consolidated State Performance Reports, 2006-07

Kansas's Record of Achievement

Reading Achievement for 2006-2007
  Kansas 4th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 85% 72% 36%
White 90% 77% 41%
Black 68% 52% 18%
Hispanic 70% 54% 19%
Low Income 76% 57% 21%

  Kansas 8th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 81% 81% 35%
White 86% 86% 40%
Black 62% 59% 12%
Hispanic 61% 59% 17%
Low Income 68% 66% 20%

Math Achievement for 2006-2007
  Kansas 4th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 86% 89% 51%
White 90% 93% 58%
Black 70% 71% 21%
Hispanic 76% 78% 29%
Low Income 79% 81% 34%

  Kansas 8th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 72% 81% 40%
White 78% 87% 46%
Black 51% 57% 16%
Hispanic 54% 58% 16%
Low Income 58% 67% 23%

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

Achievement Trends

Kansas Reading Achievement: In 2007 4th graders scored approximately 225, while nationally they scored approximately 220; 8th graders scored approximately 268, while nationally they scored 261.  In 2005 4th graders scored approximately 220, while nationally they scored approximately 217; 8th graders scored approximately 268, while nationally they scored 265.  In 2003 4th graders scored approximately 221, while nationally they scored approximately 217; 8th graders scored approximately 265, while nationally they scored 261.  In 2002 4th graders scored approximately 225, while nationally they scored approximately 220; 8th graders scored approximately 268, while nationally they scored 263.

Kansas Math Achievement: In 2007 4th graders scored approximately 249, while nationally they scored approximately 240; 8th graders scored approximately 290, while nationally they scored 280.  In 2005 4th graders scored approximately 248, while nationally they scored approximately 238; 8th graders scored approximately 282, while nationally they scored 278.  In 2003 4th graders scored approximately 241, while nationally they scored approximately 236; 8th graders scored approximately 282, while nationally they scored 276.  In 2000 4th graders scored approximately 231, while nationally they scored approximately 222; 8th graders scored approximately 281, while nationally they scored approximately 272.

Source: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Preparing Kansas Students for Success

Kansas's high school graduation rate in 2006 was 90.3% 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 77.9% for Kansas, 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

Kansas Nation
3,585
(12.5%)
698,182
(24.9%)

Options for Parents

  # of Eligible Kansas Students % of Eligible Kansas Students Participating % of Eligible Students Participating Nationally
Tutoring 5,510 1,151 (20.9%) 529,627 (14.5%)
Choice 10,745 623 (5.8%) 119,988 (2.2%)

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07

Flexibility Options for States - Kansas

Teacher Incentive Fund Not Participating
Limited English Proficient Partnership 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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