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Table 5. Difference between the estimated NAEP scale equivalents of state proficiency standards for reading at grade 8, 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 234 236 -2.7   1.90 Yes
Alaska 231 230 1.0 1.92 Yes
Arizona 241 244 -2.9 1.69 Yes
Arkansas 241 254 -12.9 * 2.13 Yes
California 259 262 -3.6 * 0.99 Yes
Colorado 228 229 -0.2 2.63 Yes
Connecticut 243 242 0.6 2.41 No
Delaware 236 242 -5.5 * 1.55 No
District of Columbia 244 No
Florida 262 265 -2.9 * 1.41 Yes
Georgia 209 224 -15.3 * 3.12 No
Hawaii 241 261 -20.0 * 1.34 No
Idaho 218 235 -16.9 * 3.08 No
Illinois 234 245 -11.4 * 1.45 No
Indiana 255 249 5.4 * 2.17 No
Iowa 248 250 -2.3 1.36 Yes
Kansas 236 242 -6.1 * 1.92 No
Kentucky 253 No
Louisiana 243 251 -7.9 * 1.57 Yes
Maine 253 275 -22.7 * 1.79 No
Maryland 237 245 -7.5 * 2.19 Yes
Massachusetts 249 No
Michigan 236 No
Minnesota 259 No
Mississippi 254 246 7.9 * 2.02 No
Missouri 267 No
Montana 246 253 -7.1 * 1.60 No
Nebraska No
Nevada 246 253 -6.9 * 1.28 Yes
New Hampshire 256   No
New Jersey 244 250 -6.3 * 1.62 No
New Mexico 246 251 -4.6 * 1.68 Yes
New York 247 268 -20.5 * 1.80 No
North Carolina 246 217 29.7 * 1.69 No
North Dakota 253 255 -1.7   1.60 Yes
Ohio 251 241 10.6 * 2.23 Yes
Oklahoma 249 244 5.1 * 1.78 No
Oregon 250 254 -3.9 * 1.79 No
Pennsylvania 245 258 -12.8 * 2.03 Yes
Rhode Island 252   Yes
South Carolina 245 276 -31.5 * 2.12 No
South Dakota 254 No
Tennessee 211 221 -10.6 * 2.94 Yes
Texas 201 225 -23.6 * 3.26 Yes
Utah 235   No
Vermont 259 Yes
Virginia 229 243 -14.3 * 2.12 No
Washington 253 No
West Virginia 249 228 20.6 * 2.42 No
Wisconsin 232 229 3.2 2.14 Yes
Wyoming 259 278 -19.1 * 1.99 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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