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Table 16. State and NAEP assessment percentages of students meeting the state proficiency standards for reading at grade 4 in 2009 based on 2007 standards, by state

State/jurisdiction State percent at the standard in 2007 1 State percent at the standard in 2009 NAEP percent at the 2007 standard in 2009 D 2 Standard
error of D
Alabama 85.3 85.0 85.2 0.1   0.94
Alaska 80.4 78.8 78.6 -0.2 0.95
Arizona 65.6 70.4 66.4 -3.9 * 1.03
Arkansas 57.9 71.8 58.7 -13.1 * 1.21
California 50.7 59.8 51.8 -8.0 * 0.93
Colorado 85.7 87.6 86.2 -1.5 0.87
Connecticut 68.4 75.5 70.9 -4.6 * 0.96
Delaware 78.3 81.6 78.2 -3.4 * 0.98
District of Columbia 48.6
Florida 69.5 74.7 72.0 -2.7 * 1.10
Georgia 85.2 86.7 82.5 -4.2 * 0.93
Hawaii 54.6 61.6 52.8 -8.8 * 1.04
Idaho 80.4 86.0 78.9 -7.0 * 0.84
Iowa 81.5 80.3 77.0 -3.4 * 0.99
Kansas 85.2 87.6 84.5 -3.1 * 1.06
Kentucky 71.7 74.5 74.8 0.3 1.05
Louisiana 67.1 69.7 68.9 -0.8 1.35
Maine 67.1 71.2 64.7 -6.4 * 1.51
Maryland 86.9 86.8 87.5 0.7 0.91
Massachusetts 56.3 52.7 55.2 2.4   1.51
Michigan 87.4 77.4 87.5 10.0 * 0.73
Minnesota 66.0 74.0 63.8 -10.1 * 0.95
Missouri 45.5 47.3 49.6 2.3 * 1.07
Montana 79.9 81.7 77.6 -4.1 * 0.92
Nebraska  
Nevada 58.5 63.2 57.9 -5.3 * 1.24
New Hampshire 74.3 74.4 75.0 0.7 1.04
New Mexico 55.7 52.4 49.6 -2.8 1.45
New York 68.4 77.8 69.3 -8.5 * 0.81
North Dakota 81.8 80.7 82.0 1.3   1.15
Ohio 81.6 84.2 79.5 -4.7 * 1.03
Oregon 79.6 86.6 82.6 -4.1 * 0.91
Pennsylvania 70.1 71.4 66.0 -5.5 * 1.11
Rhode Island 62.9 68.3 66.9 -1.4 1.21
Tennessee 87.6 90.2 88.3 -1.9 * 0.84
Texas 83.5 83.6 84.2 0.6 0.98
Utah 78.0 78.0 77.3 -0.7 1.00
Vermont 68.8 69.8 69.7 -0.1 0.93
Virginia 88.3 89.1 86.3 -2.8 * 1.10
Washington 75.1 70.3 72.5 2.2 * 0.73
Wisconsin 82.7 82.0 79.3 -2.7 * 0.90
Wyoming 76.9 71.7 75.3 3.6 * 1.12
– State assessment data not available.
† Not applicable.
* Statistically significant at p<.05.
1 This matches the NAEP percentage meeting 2007 standards in 2007.
2 D is the discrepancy between the change from 2007 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 2007) and the change in the same percentage when measured by NAEP (i.e, NAEP percent at the 2007 standards in 2009 minus the NAEP percentage meeting 2007 standards in 2007). 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 2007 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), 2007 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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