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Table 8. Difference between the estimated NAEP scale equivalents of state proficiency standards for reading at grade 4, by state: 2009 and 2007

State/jurisdiction 2009 NAEP scale equivalent 2007 NAEP scale equivalent Change from
2007 NAEP
scale equivalent
Standard error of the difference 2007 and 2009 tests are comparable1
Alabama 179 179 0.2   1.95 Yes
Alaska 183 183 -0.5 2.01 Yes
Arizona 193 198 -4.7 * 1.58 Yes
Arkansas 200 213 -13.1 * 2.35 Yes
California 202 210 -8.1 * 1.23 Yes
Colorado 183 187 -3.7 2.50 Yes
Connecticut 208 213 -5.2 * 1.70 Yes
Delaware 199 202 -3.8 * 1.51 Yes
District of Columbia 205 Yes
Florida 206 209 -2.8 * 1.25 Yes
Georgia 178 185 -7.1 * 1.91 Yes
Hawaii 203 212 -8.8 * 1.17 Yes
Idaho 186 197 -10.7 * 1.68 Yes
Illinois 198 200 -1.5 1.80 No
Indiana 203 199 4.0 * 1.84 No
Iowa 194 199 -4.5 * 2.21 Yes
Kansas 186 192 -5.8 * 2.71 Yes
Kentucky 205 205 0.3 2.00 Yes
Louisiana 192 193 -0.8 2.51 Yes
Maine 207 214 -6.4 * 1.67 Yes
Maryland 187 186 1.4 2.00 Yes
Massachusetts 234 232 1.9 1.78 Yes
Michigan 194 178 16.0 * 2.57 Yes
Minnesota 204 215 -11.1 * 2.12 Yes
Mississippi 210 163 46.5 * 1.80 No
Missouri 229 227 1.9 1.33 Yes
Montana 198 203 -5.0 * 1.53 Yes
Nebraska Yes
Nevada 202 207 -4.6 * 1.49 Yes
New Hampshire 211 210 0.6   1.33 Yes
New Jersey 221 201 19.9 * 2.35 No
New Mexico 207 210 -2.7 * 1.25 Yes
New York 200 209 -9.2 * 1.77 Yes
North Carolina 204 183 21.8 * 1.40 No
North Dakota 203 201 1.3   1.98 Yes
Ohio 192 198 -6.2 * 2.36 Yes
Oklahoma 211 172 39.6 * 3.99 No
Oregon 177 186 -8.2 * 2.54 Yes
Pennsylvania 206 211 -5.5 * 1.93 Yes
Rhode Island 209 210 -1.3   1.67 Yes
South Carolina 194 223 -28.9 * 1.90 No
South Dakota 199 185 13.4 * 2.17 No
Tennessee 170 175 -4.3 * 2.08 Yes
Texas 188 188 0.9 2.25 Yes
Utah 196 197 -1.2   2.24 Yes
Vermont 214 214 -0.1 1.26 Yes
Virginia 186 191 -5.1 * 2.45 Yes
Washington 205 203 2.6 2.34 Yes
West Virginia 206 182 24.2 * 2.03 No
Wisconsin 189 193 -3.9 2.32 Yes
Wyoming 208 204 3.6 * 1.35 Yes
– 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 2a.
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 05 August 2011 (EP)
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