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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)

Press Release (PDF format, 90.6 KB)

Arizona (DOCX format, 58.4 KB)

California (DOCX format, 57.5 KB)

Colorado (DOCX format, 58.1 KB)

Delaware (DOCX format, 57.9 KB)

Idaho (DOCX format, 58.2 KB)

Kansas (DOCX format, 57.9 KB)

Kentucky (DOCX format, 57.6 KB)

Maine (DOCX format, 57.4 KB)

Maryland (DOCX format, 51.3 KB)

Massachusetts (DOCX format, 52.1 KB)

Missouri (DOCX format, 58.0 KB)

New Hampshire (DOCX format, 56.0 KB)

North Carolina (DOCX format, 55.5 KB)

Pennsylvania (DOCX format, 58.7 KB)

Rhode Island (DOCX format, 57.8 KB)

Tennessee (DOCX format, 58.3 KB)

Texas (DOCX format, 59.8 KB)

Utah (DOCX format, 57.2 KB)

Washington (DOCX format, 52.6 KB)