ERIC Number: ED479013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Education Watch: Ohio. Key Education Facts and Figures. Achievement, Attainment and Opportunity. From Elementary School through College.
Education Trust, Washington, DC.
This report compares Ohio'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 Ohio is doing in narrowing the academic achievement gap between African American and Latino students and their white, middle class peers, the report presents NAEP data by race/ethnicity. 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 2001, 56 percent of all 4th graders performed at the passing level on the state reading assessment, with significantly more white than black 4th graders at the passing level. Ohio did not participate in the 1998 NAEP 4th grade reading assessment. In 2001, 73 percent of all 8th graders performed at or above the passing level in mathematics. Significantly more white than black 8th graders performed at that level. On the 2000 NAEP 8th grade mathematics assessment, 76 percent of 8th graders performed at the basic level, while 31 percent were proficient or above. Ohio's African American-white 8th grade mathematics achievement gap was 11th among the states on the 2000 NAEP assessment. African Americans are underrepresented in Advanced Placement (AP) exam taking and in gifted and talented program enrollment. Asian Americans take AP exams at high rates. About 40 percent of Ohio's high school students enroll in college, compared to 54 percent nationwide. Asian American students graduate from the state college at a higher rate than students from other groups. About three in ten Ohio secondary classes are taught by teachers lacking a major or minor in the field. Districts with the highest child poverty rates have the fewest state and local dollars to spend per student, while districts with the highest minority enrollment rates have the most 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
The Education Trust, 1725 K Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006. Tel: 202-293-1217; Fax: 202-293-2605; Web site: http://www.edtrust.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Trust, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress