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 2003
State Grade California 4 Connecticut 4 8 Delaware 3 8 Georgia 4 8 Illinois 3 8 Iowa 4 8 Kansas 5 7 Kentucky 4 8 Maine 4 8 Mass. 4 8 Michigan 4 Missouri 3 8 Montana 4 8 New Jersey 4 8 N. Carolina 4 8 Ohio 4 6 Oklahoma 5 8 Test California Standards Tests Connecticut Mastery Test Subject State term for Proficient** English/Lang. Arts Proficient Reading Proficient Mathematics Del. Student Testing Program Reading Meets Standard Mathematics Criterion-Referenced Comp. Test Reading Meets Standard Mathematics Illinois Standards Achiev. Test Reading Meets Standards Mathematics Iowa Tests of Basic Skills Reading Proficient Mathematics Kansas Assessment Program Reading Proficient Mathematics Kentucky Core Content Test Reading Proficient Mathematics Maine Educational Assessment Reading Meets the Standard Mathematics Mass. Comp. Assmt. System English Lang. Arts Proficient Mathematics Mich. Educ. Assmt. Program Reading/Lang. Arts Met Expectations Missouri Assessment Program Comm. Arts Proficient Mathematics Iowa Tests of Basic Skills Reading Proficient Mathematics New Jersey Proficiency Test Language Arts Literacy Proficient Mathematics N.C. End of Grade/Course Test Reading Level III Mathematics Ohio Proficiency Test Reading Proficient Mathematics Oklahoma Core Curriculum Test Reading Satisfactory Mathematics 1996 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 69% 68% – – – – 1997 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 49% – – – – – – 68% 69% – – – – 1998 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 59% – 13% – – – – 71% 76% – – – – 1999 – – – – – – – 61% 43% – – – – 32% 33% 47% 19% – – 59% 29% 11% – – 57% 62% 71% 78% – – – – 2000 – 71% 77% 77% 36% 65% 54% 62% 47% – – 62% 53% 57% 25% 45% 21% 20% 34% 58% 32% 14% – – 55% 60% 72% 80% – – 68% 65% 2001 33% 71% 76% 78% 43% 74% 58% 62% 50% 68% 74% 63% 57% 58% 27% 51% 20% 51% 34% 60% 32% 14% 79% 69% 79% 62% 74% 80% 56% 61% 66% 63% 2002 36% 69% 77% 80% 48% 77% 65% 63% 52% 69% 73% 63% 56% 60% 26% 49% 21% 54% 34% 57% 36% 14% 73% 68% 79% 58% 77% 83% 66% 59% 63% 64% 2003 39% 69% 77% 79% 47% 80% 67% 62% 53% 76% 72% 69% 60% 62% 31% 49% 18% 56% 37% 66% 34% 14% 77% 70% 78% 57% 81% 82% 53% 65% 65% 65% 

State Oregon

Grade 3 8 Pennsylvania 5 8 S. Carolina 4 8 Virginia 3 8 Washington 4 7 Wisconsin 4 8

Test Subject Oregon State Assmts.

State term for Proficient** Reading Mathematics Penn. System of School Assmts. Reading Mathematics Palmetto Achiev. Challenge Test English Language Arts Mathematics Standards of Learning English Mathematics Wash. Assmt. of Student Learning Reading Mathematics Wis. Knowl. and Concepts Exam. Reading Mathematics

Meets Standard Proficient Proficient Pass/Proficient Level 3 Proficient

1996 – – – – – – – – – – – –

1997 – – – – – – – – – – – –

1998 – – – – – – 54% – – – – –

1999 – – – – 29% 15% 61% – – – 81% 43%

2000 – – – – 37% 20% 61% 61% – – 78% 42%

2001 84% 55% 56% 51% 37% 18% 64% 68% 67% 27% 78% 39%

2002 85% 58% 57% 52% 34% 19% 71% 70% 66% 30% 79% 44%

2003 83% 59% 58% 51% 32% 19% 72% 75% 67% 37% 81% 73%

*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 12.