Student achievement trends

Table 3: Trends in the Percentage of Students Achieving At or Above Each State’s Proficient Level, in Elementary Reading or Language Arts and in Middle Grades Mathematics, 1996 to 2004
State Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware D. C. Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Test Alaska Benchmark Exams Ariz. Inst. to Measure Standards Arkansas Benchmark Exams California Standards Tests Colo. Student Assessment Program Connecticut Mastery Test Delaware Student Testing Program Stanford 9 Florida Comp. Assessment Test Criterion-Referenced Comp. Test Hawaii Content and Perf. Standards II Idaho State Achievement Test Illinois Standards Achiev. Test Ind. Statewide Testing for Ed. Prog. Plus State term for Proficient** Proficient Meets the standard Proficient Proficient Proficient Proficient Meets the Standard Proficient Level 4 Meets Standard Meets Proficiency Proficient Meets Standards Pass Subject Reading Mathematics Reading Mathematics Reading Mathematics English or Language Arts Mathematics Reading or Language Arts Mathematics Reading or Language Arts Mathematics Reading Mathematics Reading Mathematics Reading Mathematics Reading Mathematics Reading Mathematics Reading Mathematics Reading Mathematics English or Language Arts Mathematics Grade 3 8 3 8 4 8 4 8 4 8 4 8 3 8 4 8 4 8 4 8 3 8 4 8 3 8 3 8 199 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 1997 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 1998 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 1999 – – – – – – – – – – – – – 36% – – – – – – – – – – 61% 43% – – 2000 – – – – – – – – – – 71% 77% 77% 41% – – – – 65% 54% – – – – 62% 47% – – 2001 – – – – – – 33% – – – 71% 76% 75% 43% – – – – 74% 58% – – – – 62% 50% – – 2002 75% 40% – – – – 36% – – – 69% 77% 80% 48% – – 55% 53% 77% 65% 61% 52% – – 63% 52% 66% 66% 2003 74% 64% 64% 18% 61% 22% 39% 29% 87% 69% 69% 77% 79% 47% 46% 40% 61% 57% 81% 67% 43% 17% 75% 53% 60% 52% 72% 66% 2004 74% 64% 64% 25% 68% 31% 40% 29% 89% 71% 69% 77% 82% 50% 43% 38% 70% 57% 81% 73% 47% 20% 82% 66% 65% 54% 74% 71% 

State Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey

Test Iowa Tests of Basic Skills Kansas Assessment Program Kentucky Core Content Test Louisiana Ed. Assess. Program Maine Educational Assessment Maryland School Assessments Mass. Comprehensive Assmt. System Mich. Educational Assmt. Program Minn. Comprehensive Assessments Mississippi Curriculum Test Missouri Assessment Program Mont. Comprehensive Assmt. System School-based Teacher-led Assessment Nevada Criterion Reference Tests New Hampshire Ed. Impr. Assmt. Prog. N. J. Skills and Knowledge Assessment

State term for Proficient** Proficient Proficient Proficient Basic Meets the Standard Proficient Proficient Met Expectations Level 4 Proficient Proficient Proficient Proficient Meets Standard Proficient Proficient

Subject Reading Mathematics Reading Mathematics Reading Mathematics Reading Mathematics Reading Mathematics Reading Mathematics English or Language Arts Mathematics Reading or Language Arts Mathematics Reading Reading Mathematics Communication Arts Mathematics Reading Mathematics Reading Mathematics Reading Reading Mathematics Language Arts Literacy Mathematics

Grade 4 8 5 7 4 8 4 8 4 8 3 8 4 8 4 8 3 4 8 3 8 4 8 4 8 3 3 6 4 8

199 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

1997 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 49% – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

1998 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 59% – – – – – 13% – – – – – – – – –

1999 – – – – 32% 33% – – 47% 19% – – – – 59% – – – – 29% 11% – – – – – – – 57% 62%

2000 – – 62% 53% 57% 25% – – 45% 21% – – 20% 34% 58% – – – – 32% 14% – – – – – – – 55% 60%

2001 68% 74% 63% 57% 58% 27% – – 51% 20% – – 51% 34% 60% – – – – 32% 14% 79% 69% – – – – – 79% 62%

2002 69% 73% 63% 56% 60% 26% 57% 41% 49% 21% – – 54% 34% 57% 53% 49% 84% 45% 36% 14% 73% 68% 62% 72% 51% – – 79% 58%

2003 76% 72% 69% 60% 62% 31% 61% 52% 49% 18% 58% 40% 56% 37% 66% 54% 76% 87% 48% 34% 14% 77% 70% 83% 75% 51% 77% 74% 78% 57%

2004 77% 72% 71% 64% 67% 33% 63% 60% 50% 22% 71% 46% 56% 39% 62% 61% 73% 88% 60% 35% 14% 66% 64% 85% 81% 45% 73% 72% 82% 62%

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State North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Puerto Rico Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah

Test N. C. End of Grade/Course Test North Dakota State Assessment Ohio Proficiency Test Oklahoma Core Curriculum Test Oregon State Assessments Penn. System of School Assmts. PPAA New Standards Reference Exam Palmetto Achiev. Challenge Test Dakota State Test of Ed. Progress Tennessee Achievement Test Texas Assmt. of Knowledge and Skills Utah Perform. Assmt. Sys. for Students

State term for Proficient** Level III Proficient Proficient Satisfactory Meets Standard Proficient Proficient Achieved the standard Proficient Proficient Proficient Met the Standard Sufficient

Subject Reading Mathematics Reading Mathematics Reading Mathematics Reading Mathematics Reading Mathematics Reading Mathematics Reading Mathematics English Language Arts Mathematics English Language Arts Mathematics Reading Mathematics Reading or Language arts Mathematics Reading Mathematics Language arts Mathematics

Grade 4 8 4 8 4 6 5 8 3 8 5 8 3 8 4 8 4 8 4 8 3 8 4 8 4 8

199 69% 68% – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

1997 68% 69% – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

1998 71% 76% – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

1999 71% 78% – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 29% 15% – – – – – – – –

2000 72% 80% – – – – 68% 65% – – – – – – – – 37% 20% – – – – – – – –

2001 74% 80% – – 56% 61% 66% 63% 84% 55% 56% 51% – – – – 37% 18% – – – – – – – –

2002 77% 83% 74% 42% 66% 59% 63% 64% 85% 58% 57% 52% – – – – 34% 19% – – – – – – 80% –

2003 81% 82% 74% 44% 66% 53% 65% 65% 83% 59% 58% 51% 53% 35% 62% 34% 32% 19% 85% 55% 81% 79% 86% 73% 79% 73%

2004 83% 84% 81% 46% 71% 66% 66% 69% 82% 59% 63% 58% 50% 35% 67% 39% 38% 22% 87% 66% 84% 83% 85% 66% 76% 70%

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State Vermont Virginia Washington Wisconsin Wyoming

Test New Standards Reference Exams Standards of Learning Wash. Assmt. of Student Learning Wis. Knowl. and Concepts Exam. Wyo. Comprehensive Assmt. System

State term for Proficient** Achieve the Standard Pass/Proficient Level 3 Proficient Proficient

Subject English & language arts Mathematics English Mathematics Reading Mathematics Reading Mathematics English language arts Mathematics

Grade 4 8 3 8 4 7 4 8 4 8

199 – – – – – – – – – –

1997 – – – – – – – – – –

1998 – – 54% – – – – – – –

1999 – – 61% – – – 81% 43% – –

2000 – – 61% 61% – – 78% 42% – –

2001 – – 64% 68% 67% 27% 78% 39% – –

2002 – – 71% 70% 66% 30% 79% 44% 44% 33%

2003 81% 67% 72% 75% 67% 37% 81% 73% 41% 35%

2004 82% 73% 71% 80% 74% 46% 81% 65% 44% 41%

*Note: “Trend” indicates at least one subject and grade in the state has had a consistent test, definitions of proficient, and grade tested across the years reported. **More information on assessments can be found in state profiles beginning on page 14.

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