ERIC Number: ED479007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Education Watch: New Hampshire. Key Education Facts and Figures. Achievement, Attainment and Opportunity. From Elementary School through College.
Education Trust, Washington, DC.
This report compares New Hampshire's reading and mathematics performance on the most recent administrations of the state assessment with performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). To indicate how New Hampshire is doing in narrowing the academic achievement gap between poor and non-poor students, the report presents NAEP data by family income. The report presents other state-level data on K-college education, including demographic distribution across each educational level, participation and success in Advanced Placement, percentage of students taking high-level courses, school funding gaps, and high school and college graduation rates. In 2002, 41 percent of all 3rd graders were proficient or above on the state's English Language Arts assessment. Significantly more white than Latino 3rd graders were proficient or above. ON the 1998 NAEP 4th grade reading assessment, 38 percent of New Hampshire 4th graders were proficient or above. In 2002, 28 percent of all 8th graders were proficient or above on the state's mathematics assessment. Significantly more white than Latino 8th graders were proficient or above. New Hampshire did not participate in the 2000 NAEP 8th grade mathematics assessment. New Hampshire had the 9th smallest poor/non-poor 4th grade reading achievement gap in 1998. Between 1992 and 1998, the gap on the 4th grade NAEP reading assessment widened by 12 points. About 40 percent of New Hampshire high school students enroll in college, compared to 54 percent nationwide. Native American students graduate from the state college at lower rates than students from other groups, while African American students graduate at high rates. About one in five New Hampshire secondary classes are taught by teachers lacking a major or minor in the field. Districts with the highest child poverty rates, and districts with the highest minority enrollments have the fewest state and local dollars to spend per student. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advanced Placement, American Indians, Asian American Students, Black Students, Educational Attainment, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Equal Education, Grade 4, Grade 8, Graduation, Hispanic American Students, Low Income Groups, Mathematics Skills, Minority Group Children, Postsecondary Education, Poverty, Racial Differences, Reading Skills, Special Needs Students, State Aid, State Standards, Student Placement, Teacher Competencies, White Students
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Trust, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress