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Third-grade reading proficiency

Description

Percent of children at the end of third grade who score "proficient" or above in reading on standardized tests.

Source

State-based education data. *Because data are not collected and reported centrally, the values may not be comparable across cities.


Years of Collection

2014-2015 or 2015-2016


How the Measure is Calculated

Number of children at the end of third grade who score "proficient" or above in reading on standardized tests / Total third-graders who were tested

0

100

National Average

34.0%

Flint, MI

18.7%

This is 15.3% below the national average

Race/Ethnicity Rate
White 27.7%
Asian N/A
African American 16.0%
Hispanic 22.2%
Other 21.1%
Sex
Male 14.6%
Female 22.8%
Poverty:Income
<50 % FPL N/A
50-100% FPL N/A
>100% FPL N/A
Pop %
36.9%
0.4%
54.7%
3.8%
4.2%
48.0%
52.0%
23.0%
17.8%
59.2%

Kansas City, KS

21.7%

This is 12.3% below the national average

Race/Ethnicity Rate
White 24.8%
Asian 27.8%
African American 17.3%
Hispanic 22.4%
Other 33.3%
Sex
Male N/A
Female N/A
Poverty:Income
<50 % FPL N/A
50-100% FPL N/A
>100% FPL N/A
Pop %
39.9%
3.3%
25.9%
28.2%
2.7%
49.4%
50.6%
10.3%
11.9%
77.8%

Providence, RI

14.0%

This is 20.0% below the national average

Race/Ethnicity Rate
White 25.0%
Asian 25.0%
African American 14.0%
Hispanic 12.0%
Other 13.7%
Sex
Male 10.0%
Female 18.0%
Poverty:Income
<50 % FPL N/A
50-100% FPL N/A
>100% FPL N/A
Pop %
36.5%
6.3%
12.7%
40.4%
4.1%
48.3%
51.7%
13.5%
14.6%
71.9%

Waco, TX

53.0%

This is 19.0% above the national average

Race/Ethnicity Rate
White 72.0%
Asian N/A
African American 42.0%
Hispanic 55.0%
Other 65.0%
Sex
Male 48.0%
Female 59.0%
Poverty:Income
<50 % FPL N/A
50-100% FPL N/A
>100% FPL N/A
Pop %
44.1%
1.7%
20.6%
31.7%
1.9%
48.5%
51.5%
12.9%
13.6%
73.4%

Flint, MI

18.7%

This is 15.3% below the national average

Kansas City, KS

21.7%

This is 12.3% below the national average

Providence, RI

14.0%

This is 20.0% below the national average

Waco, TX

53.0%

This is 19.0% above the national average