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Jack Buckley Commissioner National Center for Education Statistics February 21, 2013. Which states are Mega-States?. Illinois. New York. California. Florida. Texas. What makes the Mega-States different?.

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Jack Buckley

Commissioner

National Center for Education Statistics

February 21, 2013


Which states are Mega-States?

Illinois

New York

California

Florida

Texas


What makes the Mega-States different?

The Mega-States have 2.1 to 6.3M students in each state – this is a total of 18.7M.

4.9M

6.3M

2.1M

2.6M

One-third of the nation’s public schools are in the Mega-States.

2.7M


Heavily populated cities

New York City

San Antonio

San Diego

San Jose

Dallas

Houston

Chicago

Los Angeles


Changing demographics

Percentage distribution of eighth-grade public school students assessed

# Rounds to zero.

NOTE: Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, and Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian. American Indian/Alaska Native students and students of two or more races were included in the “other” race category. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.


Majority of English language learners

Percentage of K-12 ELL students

Fourth-grade reading ELL identification and exclusion


When did NAEP first assess the Mega-States?


How did the Mega-Statesperform?


Gains in Reading

Florida makes largest gains in reading

Grade 4

Grade 8

# Rounds to zero.* Score change was statistically significant (p < .05) between the assessment years shown for each jurisdiction.NOTE: Score changes were calculated using unrounded average scores. Illinois did not participate or did not meet the minimum participation guidelines for reporting at the state level prior to 2003.


Gains in Reading

Grade 4

Grade 8


Grade 4 Reading

Higher percentage of Hispanic students at or above Proficient in FL than the nation

* Significantly different (p < .05) from the nation.

** Significantly different (p < .05) from the nation and the other Mega-States.

NOTE: Black includes African American, and Hispanic includes Latino. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin.


Grade 8 Reading

Higher percentage of students from lower income families at or above Proficient in NY than the nation

* Significantly different (p < .05) from the nation.


How did the Mega-Statesperform?


Gains in Mathematics

All of the Mega-States made double-digit gains in grade 4 and grade 8 mathematics

Grade 8

Grade 4

* Score change was significantly different (p < .05) between the assessment years shown for each jurisdiction. NOTE: Score changes were calculated using unrounded average scores. Illinois did not participate at the state level prior to 2000 at grade 4.


Gains in Mathematics

Grade 4

Grade 8


Grade 4 Mathematics

Higher percentage of students from lower income families at or above Proficient in TX than the nation

* Significantly different (p < .05) from the nation.


Grade 8 Mathematics

Higher percentages of White, Black, and Hispanic students at or above Proficient in TX than in the nation

* Significantly different (p < .05) from the nation.

** Significantly different (p < .05) from the nation and the other Mega-States.

NOTE: Black includes African American, and Hispanic includes Latino. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin.


How did the Mega-Statesperform?


Science Results

Fourth-graders in CA score significantly lower than the nation and all the other Mega-States in 2009

** Significantly different (p < .05) from the nation and the other Mega-States.


Science Results

Texas eighth-graders score highest in 2011

* Significantly different (p < .05) from the nation.

** Significantly different (p < .05) from the nation and the other Mega-States.


Grade 4 Science

Higher percentages of Hispanic students at or above Proficient in TX and FL than the nation

* Significantly different (p < .05) from the nation.

** Significantly different (p < .05) from the nation and the other Mega-States.

NOTE: Black includes African American, and Hispanic includes Latino. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin.


Grade 8 Science

Higher percentage of students from lower income families at or above Proficient in TX than the nation

* Significantly different (p < .05) from the nation.


How did the Mega-States perform?


Highlights

* NOTE: Grade 4 science was administered in 2009.


Web Resources

To review score trends and more comparisons, visit: http://nationsreportcard.gov/megastates/


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