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Table 4. Difference between the estimated NAEP scale equivalents of state proficiency standards for reading at grade 4, by state: 2009 and 2005

State/jurisdiction 2009 NAEP scale equivalent 2005 NAEP scale equivalent Change from
2005 NAEP
scale equivalent
Standard error of the difference 2005 and 2009 tests are comparable1
Alabama 179 172 7.0 * 2.46 Yes
Alaska 183 182 0.5 3.31 Yes
Arizona 193 Yes
Arkansas 200 217 -17.2 * 2.35 Yes
California 202 210 -7.8 * 1.13 Yes
Colorado 183 186 -3.1 2.48 Yes
Connecticut 208 212 -4.4 * 1.30 No
Delaware 199 No
District of Columbia 205 No
Florida 206 202 4.0 * 1.34 Yes
Georgia 178 174 3.9 2.18 No
Hawaii 203 205 -1.6 0.98 No
Idaho 186 185 1.2 3.30 No
Illinois 198 No
Indiana 203 199 4.5 * 1.77 No
Iowa 194 197 -2.8 2.00 Yes
Kansas 186 No
Kentucky 205 206 -1.3 1.99 No
Louisiana 192 198 -5.3 * 1.84 Yes
Maine 207 224 -16.5 * 1.74 No
Maryland 187 187 0.4 1.96 Yes
Massachusetts 234 234 -0.4 1.59 Yes
Michigan 194 182 11.9 * 3.89 No
Minnesota 204 No
Mississippi 210 161 49.0 * 2.43 No
Missouri 229 No
Montana 198 197 0.6 1.84 No
Nebraska No
Nevada 202 No
New Hampshire 211   No
New Jersey 221 191 30.5 * 2.14 No
New Mexico 207 208 -1.1 1.44 Yes
New York 200 207 -6.6 * 1.58 No
North Carolina 204 183 21.0 * 1.68 No
North Dakota 203 204 -1.1   1.85 Yes
Ohio 192 199 -6.7 * 1.98 Yes
Oklahoma 211 182 29.3 * 2.65 No
Oregon 177 No
Pennsylvania 206 No
Rhode Island 209   Yes
South Carolina 194 228 -34.8 * 1.63 No
South Dakota 199 No
Tennessee 170 170 0.6 1.94 Yes
Texas 188 190 -1.9 1.86 Yes
Utah 196   Yes
Vermont 214 Yes
Virginia 186 No
Washington 205 197 8.5 * 2.13 Yes
West Virginia 206 186 20.1 * 1.95 No
Wisconsin 189 189 0.2 2.12 Yes
Wyoming 208 228 -20.1 * 0.88 No
– State assessment data not available.
† Not applicable.
* Statistically significant at p<.05.
1 State assessment is comparable between years when state confirmed making no substantive changes in the assessment.
NOTE: Differences are computed using unrounded numbers. Standard errors of the NAEP scale equivalents are listed in Table 1a and Table 3a.
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 05 August 2011 (AA)
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