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Table 13. State and NAEP assessment percentages of students meeting the state proficiency standards for reading at grade 8 in 2009 based on 2005 standards, by state

State/jurisdiction State percent at the standard in 2005 1 State percent at the standard in 2009 NAEP percent at the 2005 standard in 2009 D 2 Standard
error of D
Alabama 69.3 74.2 72.0 -2.2 * 1.08
Alaska 81.8 82.7 83.5 0.7 1.06
Arizona 63.2 69.8 67.2 -2.5 * 1.18
Arkansas 57.6 70.8 58.2 -12.6 * 1.27
California 39.2 47.6 43.4 -4.2 * 1.04
Colorado 85.9 88.1 88.0 -0.1 0.98
Florida 43.5 54.6 51.1 -3.5 * 1.37
Iowa 72.3 73.0 70.9 -2.1 1.16
Louisiana 54.0 64.5 55.5 -9.0 * 1.29
Maryland 67.7 81.4 75.5 -5.9 * 1.18
Nevada 52.7 61.9 54.1 -7.8 * 0.92
New Mexico 51.9 62.9 57.7 -5.2 * 1.56
North Dakota 72.2 76.3 74.3 -2.0 1.07
Ohio 80.1 73.3 82.2 8.9 * 1.15
Pennsylvania 64.3 80.4 69.1 -11.3 * 0.83
Rhode Island 63.1  
Tennessee 87.4 93.4 89.0 -4.5 * 0.97
Texas 83.4 95.3 86.5 -8.8 * 0.81
Vermont 69.4
Wisconsin 85.8 85.8 87.5 1.6 * 0.77
– State assessment data not available.
† Not applicable.
* Statistically significant at p<.05.
1 This matches the NAEP percentage meeting 2005 standards in 2005.
2 D is the discrepancy between the change from 2005 to 2009 in the percentage meeting the state standards on the state test (i.e., state percent at the standards in 2009 minus the state percent at the standards in 2005) and the change in the same percentage when measured by NAEP (i.e, NAEP percent at the 2005 standards in 2009 minus the NAEP percentage meeting 2005 standards in 2005). D is calculated using unrounded numbers, by subtracting the change measured by the state test from the change measured by NAEP.
NOTE: Only states that have indicated that their assessments results are comparable between 2005 and 2009 are included in this table.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2005 and 2009 Reading Assessments. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, EDFacts SY 2008–09, Washington, DC, 2010. The National Longitudinal School-Level State Assessment Score Database (NLSLSASD) 2010.

Last updated 03 August 2011 (EP)
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