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Table 17. State and NAEP assessment percentages of students meeting the state proficiency standards for reading at grade 8 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 71.4 74.2 74.2 #   1.16
Alaska 79.3 82.7 81.7 -1.1 1.14
Arizona 62.8 69.8 66.4 -3.4 * 1.20
Arkansas 63.8 70.8 63.6 -7.2 * 1.24
California 41.9 47.6 44.2 -3.4 * 1.05
Colorado 87.0 88.1 87.0 -1.1 0.98
Connecticut 75.3 81.7 80.3 -1.3 0.88
Delaware 80.0 83.1 80.6 -2.5 * 1.03
District of Columbia 49.1
Florida 50.7 54.6 54.9 0.3   1.38
Georgia 89.8 93.3 91.0 -2.3 * 1.01
Hawaii 60.4 68.4 65.0 -3.3 * 0.94
Idaho 86.1 91.6 84.4 -7.1 * 0.96
Iowa 72.8 73.0 69.4 -3.6 * 1.19
Kansas 82.1 84.9 81.0 -3.8 * 1.10
Kentucky 64.5 69.5 71.3 1.8 1.48
Louisiana 60.5 64.5 60.9 -3.6 * 1.29
Maine 64.4 70.9 61.3 -9.7 * 1.46
Maryland 69.3 81.4 71.3 -10.2 * 1.17
Massachusetts 76.5 78.8 76.4 -2.5 * 1.06
Michigan 77.1 79.0 77.6 -1.4 0.87
Minnesota 57.7 67.8 60.5 -7.2 * 1.30
Missouri 43.3 52.0 45.8 -6.2 * 1.23
Montana 79.2 81.3 77.5 -3.8 * 0.92
Nebraska  
Nevada 57.6 61.9 60.1 -1.9 1.00
New Hampshire 67.6 69.9 67.7 -2.1 1.31
New Mexico 56.0 62.9 60.2 -2.7 1.46
New York 57.4 71.1 58.2 -12.9 * 1.13
North Dakota 76.5 76.3 78.9 2.6 * 0.91
Ohio 82.2 73.3 82.8 9.5 * 1.08
Oregon 70.3 70.8 70.2 -0.6 1.27
Pennsylvania 77.2 80.4 80.1 -0.3 0.79
Rhode Island 58.8 63.1 61.4 -1.7 1.43
Tennessee 92.5 93.4 93.4 0.0   0.85
Texas 87.8 95.3 87.9 -7.4 * 0.77
Utah 81.2 83.7 84.2 0.5 0.70
Vermont 65.6 69.4 64.4 -5.0 * 1.03
Virginia 82.0 88.1 81.6 -6.5 * 1.05
Washington 66.6 68.4 68.4 0.0   1.28
Wisconsin 84.9 85.8 86.7 0.9 0.77
Wyoming 76.8 64.6 78.5 13.9 * 1.48
– State assessment data not available.
† Not applicable.
* Statistically significant at p<.05.
# Rounds to zero.
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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