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Reading Grade 4 Percentage of public school 4th graders at or above Proficient on the NAEP reading assessment

1. Improvement Over Time

100%

Have Oklahoma’s 4th graders improved in reading achievement?

80%

Not yet. Between 1992 and 1998, there was no significant change in the percentage of public school 4th graders who met the Goals Panel’s performance standard in reading.

60% 40%

The Goals Panel has set its performance standard at the two highest levels of achievement — Proficient or Advanced — on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP.

30% ns

29%

20% 0%

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000

ns Interpret with caution. Change was not statistically significant. Reading performance will be tested again in 2002.

Connecticut New Hampshire

46% 38%

Massachusetts2 Maine,2 Minnesota2

37% 36%

19 states had similar1 percentages of students who were at or above Proficient on NAEP: Montana2 Iowa Colorado, Kansas, Wisconsin Rhode Island U.S.* Oklahoma, Virginia, Wyoming

37% 35% 34% 32% 31% 30%

Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New York, Texas, Washington, West Virginia Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon, Utah

29%

28%

16 states had significantly lower1 percentages of students who were at or above Proficient on NAEP: Delaware, Tennessee Alabama, Georgia Arkansas, Florida Arizona, New Mexico, South Carolina Nevada California

25% 24% 23% 22% 21% 20%

Louisiana Mississippi Hawaii District of Columbia Virgin Islands

19% 18% 17% 10% 8%

Sex

5 states had significantly higher1 percentages of students who were at or above Proficient on NAEP:

Male Female

Race/ethnicity

What percentages of public school 4th graders in different subgroups1 in Oklahoma were at or above Proficient on the 1998 NAEP reading assessment?

American Indian/Alaskan Native Asian/Pacific Islander2 Black Hispanic White

Parents’ highest level of education

How did Oklahoma compare with other states in 4th grade reading achievement in public schools in 1998?

Less than high school 3 High school graduate 3 Some education beyond high school 3 College graduate

School location

3. Subgroup Performance

Central city Urban fringe/large town Rural/small town

Poverty measure

2. State Comparisons†

Eligible for free/reduced-price lunch Not eligible for free/reduced-price lunch

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22% 9% 14% 36%

3

0% † The term “state” is used to refer to the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories. 1 See explanation on pp. 2-3. 2 State may appear to be out of place; however, statistically its placement is correct. See pp. 2-3. * Figure shown for the U.S. includes both public and nonpublic school data.

29% 31%

29% 34% 27% 19% 42% 20%

40%

1 Interpret differences between subgroups with caution. See pp. 2-3 and Appendix D. 2 Characteristics of the sample do not permit a reliable estimate. 3 No data reported for 4th graders by parents’ highest level of education in 1998.

See Appendix A for definitions, sources, and technical notes.

60%

80% 100%

Oklahoma

Reading Grade 8

Percentage of public school 8th graders at or above Proficient on the NAEP reading assessment

1. Improvement Over Time

100%

Have Oklahoma’s 8th graders improved in reading achievement?

80%

In 1998, 29% of Oklahoma’s public school 8th graders met the Goals Panel’s performance standard in reading. Improvement over time will be reported when reading is assessed again in 2002.

60%

The Goals Panel has set its performance standard at the two highest levels of achievement — Proficient or Advanced — on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP.

40%

29%

20% 0%

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000

Reading performance will be tested again in 2002.

Connecticut, Maine Montana

42% 38%

Minnesota Kansas2

37% 35%

20 states had similar1 percentages of students who were at or above Proficient on NAEP: Massachusetts2 New York U.S.,* Oregon, Virginia, Wisconsin Washington Maryland, North Carolina, Utah Colorado, Rhode Island

36% 34% 33% 32% 31% 30%

Oklahoma, Kentucky, Missouri, Wyoming Arizona, Texas West Virginia Tennessee Delaware, Georgia

29% 28% 27% 26% 25%

12 states had significantly lower1 percentages of students who were at or above Proficient on NAEP: Nevada, New Mexico Arkansas, Florida California, South Carolina Alabama

24% 23% 22% 21%

Hawaii, Mississippi Louisiana District of Columbia Virgin Islands

† The term “state” is used to refer to the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories. 1 See explanation on pp. 2-3. 2 State may appear to be out of place; however, statistically its placement is correct. See pp. 2-3. * Figure shown for the U.S. includes both public and nonpublic school data.

19% 18% 12% 10%

Male Female American Indian/Alaskan Native Asian/Pacific Islander2 Black Hispanic White Less than high school High school graduate Some education beyond high school College graduate Central city Urban fringe/large town Rural/small town

Poverty measure

5 states had significantly higher1 percentages of students who were at or above Proficient on NAEP:

Sex

What percentages of public school 8th graders in different subgroups1 in Oklahoma were at or above Proficient on the 1998 NAEP reading assessment?

Race/ethnicity

How did Oklahoma compare with other states in 8th grade reading achievement in public schools in 1998?

Parents’ highest level of education

3. Subgroup Performance

School location

2. State Comparisons†

Eligible for free/reduced-price lunch Not eligible for free/reduced-price lunch 0%

21%

20%

36%

11% 13% 34% 19% 16% 34% 39% 29% 31% 26% 20% 20%

35% 40% 60%

80% 100%

1 Interpret differences between subgroups with caution. See pp. 2-3 and Appendix D. 2 Characteristics of the sample do not permit a reliable estimate.

See Appendix A for definitions, sources, and technical notes.

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