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State Test Score Trends Through 2008-09, Part 4: Is Achievement Improving and Are Gaps Narrowing for Title I Students?

Author(s): Nancy Kober, Jennifer McMurrer, Malini R. Silva
Published: August 9, 2011

This report compares achievement trends since 2002 (or a more recent year in some states) on state reading and math tests for Title I students and students not participating in Title I. The largest of the federal aid programs for K-12 schools, Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 supports extra instructional services for low-performing students in low-income schools and for all students in the highest-poverty schools. Generally, achievement on state reading and math tests has improved in recent years for students participating in the Title I program in most of the 19 states with comparable data. Further, gaps between Title I participants and non-participants have also narrowed more often than they have widened since 2002, although trends were more positive at grades 8 and high school than at grade 4.

A one-page profile of state-specific performance trends for Title I and non-Title I students is available for each of the 19 states included in the study.

View 2008-2009 State Profiles

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Full Report (PDF format, 474 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=KoberMcMurrerSilva%5FFullReport%5FTitleI%5F080111%2Epdf
Press Release (PDF format, 90.6 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FSTST08%2D09%5FPart4%5FTitleI%5F080911%2Epdf
Arizona (DOCX format, 58.4 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=ArizonaTitleI%2Edocx
California (DOCX format, 57.5 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CaliforniaTitleI%2Edocx
Colorado (DOCX format, 58.1 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=ColoradoTitleI%2Edocx
Delaware (DOCX format, 57.9 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=DelawareTitleI%2Edocx
Idaho (DOCX format, 58.2 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=IdahoTitleI%2Edocx
Kansas (DOCX format, 57.9 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=KansasTitleI%2Edocx
Kentucky (DOCX format, 57.6 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=KentuckyTitleI%2Edocx
Maine (DOCX format, 57.4 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=MaineTitleI%2Edocx
Maryland (DOCX format, 51.3 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=MarylandTitleI%2Edocx
Massachusetts (DOCX format, 52.1 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=MassachusettsTitleI%2Edocx
Missouri (DOCX format, 58.0 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=MissouriTitleI%2Edocx
New Hampshire (DOCX format, 56.0 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NewHampshireTitleI%2Edocx
North Carolina (DOCX format, 55.5 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NorthCarolinaTitleI%2Edocx
Pennsylvania (DOCX format, 58.7 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PennsylvaniaTitleI%2Edocx
Rhode Island (DOCX format, 57.8 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=RhodeIslandTitleI%2Edocx
Tennessee (DOCX format, 58.3 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=TennesseeTitleI%2Edocx
Texas (DOCX format, 59.8 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=TexasTitleI%2Edocx
Utah (DOCX format, 57.2 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=UtahTitleI%2Edocx
Washington (DOCX format, 52.6 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=WashingtonTitleI%2Edocx

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