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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.

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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%

Error Margin: 15.8-21.6%

This is 15.3% below the national average

Race/
Ethnicity
Rate Error Margin Pop %
White 27.7% 19.0-36.4% 36.9%
Asian N/A N/A 0.4%
African American 16.0% 12.2-19.8% 54.7%
Hispanic 22.2% 3.0-41.4% 3.8%
Other 21.1% 2.7-39.4% 4.2%
Sex
Male 14.6% 10.2-19.0% 48.0%
Female 22.8% 17.6-28.0% 52.0%
INCOME AS % FPL
<50% N/A 23.0%
50-100% N/A 17.8%
>100% N/A 59.2%

Kansas City, KS

21.7%

Error Margin: 20.1-23.3%

This is 12.3% below the national average

Race/
Ethnicity
Rate Error Margin Pop %
White 24.8% 19.0-30.5% 39.9%
Asian 27.8% 18.1-37.6% 3.3%
African American 17.3% 14.2-20.5% 25.9%
Hispanic 22.4% 19.7-25.2% 28.2%
Other 33.3% 21.5-45.1% 2.7%
Sex
Male N/A N/A 49.4%
Female N/A N/A 50.6%
INCOME AS % FPL
<50% N/A 10.3%
50-100% N/A 11.9%
>100% N/A 77.8%

Providence, RI

14.0%

Error Margin: 12.7-15.3%

This is 20.0% below the national average

Race/
Ethnicity
Rate Error Margin Pop %
White 25.0% 17.9-32.1% 36.5%
Asian 25.0% 16.6-33.4% 6.3%
African American 14.0% 10.0-18.0% 12.7%
Hispanic 12.0% 10.2-13.8% 40.4%
Other 13.7% 6.5-21.0% 4.1%
Sex
Male 10.0% 8.1-11.9% 48.3%
Female 18.0% 15.5-20.5% 51.7%
INCOME AS % FPL
<50% N/A 13.5%
50-100% N/A 14.6%
>100% N/A 71.9%

Waco, TX

53.0%

Error Margin: 50.6-55.4%

This is 19.0% above the national average

Race/
Ethnicity
Rate Error Margin Pop %
White 72.0% 63.8-80.2% 44.1%
Asian N/A N/A 1.7%
African American 42.0% 36.7-47.3% 20.6%
Hispanic 55.0% 51.3-58.7% 31.7%
Other 65.0% 42.3-87.7% 1.9%
Sex
Male 48.0% 44.1-51.9% 48.5%
Female 59.0% 54.8-63.2% 51.5%
INCOME AS % FPL
<50% N/A 12.9%
50-100% N/A 13.6%
>100% N/A 73.4%

Flint, MI

18.7%

Error Margin: 15.8-21.6%

This is 15.3% below the national average

Kansas City, KS

21.7%

Error Margin: 20.1-23.3%

This is 12.3% below the national average

Providence, RI

14.0%

Error Margin: 12.7-15.3%

This is 20.0% below the national average

Waco, TX

53.0%

Error Margin: 50.6-55.4%

This is 19.0% above the national average

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