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Reading Proficiency - 8th Grade

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Definition

Percentage of 8th-grade students who perform at or above proficient in reading, 2011.

Description

Educational attainment is a major factor in an individual’s future earning power, and the reading skills that students have by middle school are critical to future academic success. Students who fail to demonstrate grade level proficiency in reading may also struggle in other subject areas like math or science where reading difficulties may inhibit their ability to understand and solve problems. In addition, these students are at risk of being tracked into non-college prep courses in high school, which can perpetuate the process of falling behind and exclude them from opportunities for higher learning. A low percentage of students performing at or above grade-level proficiency can indicate a larger, underlying education problem within the state, such as poor teacher quality or spending inequity in high-poverty districts.

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Reading Proficiency - 8th Grade

StatePercent At or Above 8th Grade
Proficiency in Reading (%)
Rank
United States  33.5%   
Alabama  25.6%  45 
Alaska  31.0%  34 
Arizona  28.2%  36 
Arkansas  27.8%  37 
California  23.7%  47 
Colorado  40.3% 
Connecticut  44.7% 
Delaware  32.7%  28 
District of Columbia  16.1%  51 
Florida  29.8%  35 
Georgia  27.6%  38 
Hawaii  26.0%  44 
Idaho  33.9%  25 
Illinois  33.9%  26 
Indiana  31.8%  32 
Iowa  32.7%  29 
Kansas  35.5%  17 
Kentucky  36.3%  15 
Louisiana  22.2%  48 
Maine  38.5%  10 
Maryland  39.9% 
Massachusetts  46.1% 
Michigan  32.1%  31 
Minnesota  39.3% 
Mississippi  21.0%  50 
Missouri  35.2%  20 
Montana  41.5% 
Nebraska  34.8%  23 
Nevada  26.3%  43 
New Hampshire  39.6% 
New Jersey  44.7% 
New Mexico  22.1%  49 
New York  35.1%  21 
North Carolina  31.1%  33 
North Dakota  34.1%  24 
Ohio  36.9%  14 
Oklahoma  26.7%  40 
Oregon  32.7%  30 
Pennsylvania  38.0%  11 
Rhode Island  33.4%  27 
South Carolina  26.6%  41 
South Dakota  35.3%  19 
Tennessee  27.0%  39 
Texas  26.5%  42 
Utah  35.4%  18 
Vermont  44.4% 
Virginia  35.8%  16 
Washington  37.0%  13 
West Virginia  24.1%  46 
Wisconsin  34.9%  22 
Wyoming  37.7%  12 

Source

“National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP): 2011 Reading Assessment.” Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2011.

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