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Education Statistics > Assessments > % of Students Above Proficient > Grade 8 Reading (most recent) by state

DEFINITION: The percentage of students that achieved a scale score in the subject of Reading at or above the level of Proficient.

Proficient implies solid academic performance for each grade assessed. Students reaching this level have demonstrated competency over challenging subject matter, including subject-matter knowledge, application of such knowledge to real-world situations, and analytical skills appropriate to the subject matter.

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Rank   States  Amount 
# 1     Massachusetts: 44% 
= 2     Maine: 38% 
= 2     New Hampshire: 38% 
= 2     New Jersey: 38% 
= 5     Minnesota: 37% 
= 5     Montana: 37% 
= 5     North Dakota: 37% 
= 5     Vermont: 37% 
= 9     Ohio: 36% 
= 9     Pennsylvania: 36% 
= 9     Virginia: 36% 
= 9     Wyoming: 36% 
= 13     Wisconsin: 35% 
= 13     Nebraska: 35% 
= 13     South Dakota: 35% 
= 13     Kansas: 35% 
= 17     Washington: 34% 
= 17     Connecticut: 34% 
= 17     Iowa: 34% 
= 20     New York: 33% 
= 20     Oregon: 33% 
= 22     Colorado: 32% 
= 22     Idaho: 32% 
= 24     Illinois: 31% 
= 24     Kentucky: 31% 
= 24     Missouri: 31% 
= 27     Maryland: 30% 
= 27     Delaware: 30% 
= 29     Utah: 29% 
= 29     Rhode Island: 29% 
= 31     Indiana: 28% 
= 31     Michigan: 28% 
# 33     North Carolina: 27% 
= 34     Alaska: 26% 
= 34     Arkansas: 26% 
= 34     Tennessee: 26% 
= 34     Texas: 26% 
= 38     Florida: 25% 
= 38     South Carolina: 25% 
= 38     Oklahoma: 25% 
= 38     Georgia: 25% 
# 42     Arizona: 23% 
= 43     Nevada: 22% 
= 43     Alabama: 22% 
= 43     West Virginia: 22% 
# 46     California: 21% 
# 47     Louisiana: 20% 
# 48     New Mexico: 19% 
= 49     Mississippi: 18% 
= 49     Hawaii: 18% 
# 51     District of Columbia: 12% 
Weighted average: 29.7%  

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"Assessments > % of Students Above Proficient > Grade 8 Reading by state", National Center for Educational Statistics. Retrieved from http://www.StateMaster.com/graph/edu_ass_of_stu_abo_pro_gra_8_rea-above-proficient-grade-8-reading

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