Published Online: January 15, 1997

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Comparing Test Results

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Comparing Test Results

A comparison of student scores on state assessments with their results on the National Assessment of Educational Progress exams shows that states vary considerably in what they consider good enough to pass.

3rd/4th Grade Reading
? % Proficient on 1994 NAEP Proficient or Passing 1994-95 State Test
Connecticut 38% 48%
Delaware 23 11
Georgia 26 67
Indiana 35 66
Kentucky 26 28
Louisiana 15 88
Maryland 26 34
New Hampshire 36 26
North Carolina 30 65
Rhode Island 32 65
South Carolina 20 82
Tennessee 27 62
Texas 26 79
Wisconsin 35 88
7th/8th Grade Math
? % Proficient on 1994 NAEP % Proficient or Passing on 1994-95 State Test
Connecticut 26% 47%
Delaware 15 13
Georgia 3 83
Idaho 22 35
Indiana 20 59
Kentucky 14 15
Louisiana 7 80
Maryland 22 42
Michigan 19 55
New Jersey 24 39
North Carolina 12 68
Oklahoma 17 70
Rhode Island 16 62
South Carolina 15 68
Texas 18 56



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