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Correlations > Education Statistics > Assessments > Scale Score, Grade 4 Science

DEFINITION: For each different subject, NAEP creates a scale score based on statistical procedures called item response theory (IRT). IRT is a set of statistical procedures useful in summarizing student performance across a collection of test exercises requiring similar knowledge and skills. All NAEP subject area scales are produced using these procedures. In Math and Reading, NAEP creates a scale ranging from 0-500. In Science and Writing, NAEP creates a scale ranging from 0-300.
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Correlations between Education > Assessments > Scale Score, Grade 4 Science ...

Variable Strength
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Basic > Grade 4 Science 99% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Proficient > Grade 4 Science 95% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > Scale Score, Grade 8 Science 90% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Basic > Grade 8 Science 89% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Basic > Grade 8 Reading 87% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Proficient > Grade 8 Science 86% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > Scale Score, Grade 8 Reading 85% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Basic > Grade 4 Reading 84% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > Scale Score, Grade 4 Reading 80% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Proficient > Grade 4 Reading 78% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Proficient > Grade 8 Reading 78% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Basic > Grade 8 Math 70% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Advanced > Grade 4 Science 66% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Elementary & Secondary > Total Students- White, non-Hispanic (per capita) 65% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Advanced > Grade 8 Science 65% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Basic > Grade 4 Math 64% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  People > Percent of People Who are White Alone, Not Hispanic or Latino 64% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > Scale Score, Grade 8 Math 63% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Best Educated Index 61% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > Scale Score, Grade 4 Math 61% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Elementary & Secondary > Free Lunch Eligible (per capita) (inverse) 57% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Advanced > Grade 4 Reading 56% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  People > Percent of People Who are White Alone 56% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Proficient > Grade 8 Math 55% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Proficient > Grade 4 Math 55% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Military > Navy Recruits: Percent White 51% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Postsecondary > Degrees Awarded > White (per capita) 51% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Lifestyle > Best States to Live 49% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Percent of People Who Have Completed High School (Including Equivalency) 49% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Postsecondary > Total Fall Enrollment > White (per capita) 48% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > Scale Score, Grade 8 Writing 47% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Military > Air Force Recruits: Percent White 46% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Energy > Weatherization Assistance for Low-Income Persons- Expenditures (per capita) 46% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Proficient > Grade 8 Writing 45% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Health > Teen Birth Rate per 1,000 (inverse) 44% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Basic > Grade 8 Writing 44% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Health > Chlamydia Rate (inverse) 43% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Housing > Percent of Occupied Housing Units With 1.01 or More Occupants Per Room (inverse) 43% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Labor > Employment Ratio 42% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Government > 2004 Election > Total votes as percentage 41% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Advanced > Grade 8 Reading 41% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Housing > Percent of Housing Units That Were Built in 1939 or Earlier 41% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Public Libraries > Current Print Serial Subscriptions per 1,000 Population 40% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > Assessments > % of Students Above Basic > Grade 4 Writing 40% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Education > High school diploma or higher, by percentage 40% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Health > Health Index 39% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Health > Outpatient Visits 39% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Industry > Printing & related support activities > Total value of shipments (per $ GDP) 39% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  People > Percent of Foreign Population Born in Europe 39% [plot | correlate | graph]
...and  Economy > Percent of Children Below Poverty Level (inverse) 38% [plot | correlate | graph]
Average: 58%

About Correlations:

A correlation is a statistical measure of similarity between at least two given sets of data. StateMaster's correlations compare two variables from our database and reveal statistical relationships between them. The percentages you see represent the strength (or likelihood) that a change in the topic variable is matched by a change in the listed variables below it. But remember: These correlations do not imply causation, that is, one does not necessarily cause the other. Also, not all variables contain all states, rather subsets of states matched together.

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  • Outliers have been removed only where they are outside 3 standard deviations of the mean.
  • Only variable pairs where at least 15 states match for each have been considered.
  • Strength is given by the correlation coefficient (R squared). It is the fraction of variation in Y that can be attributed to the variation in X. 100% signifies a perfect fit (R squared of 1). The top 50 such stats are displayed

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