Education Survey of 8th Grade Proficiency in Math

Description

Math Proficiency Survey Results for 8th Graders in 2011 by State

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 51 observations (one per state) on the following 7 variables.

StAbbrev

a character string representing the 2 character state Id for this row.

State

a character string factor of the state full name.

avgscore

a numeric vector of average proficiency score for each state

PctBelowBasic

a numeric vector of percentage of students with below basic scores

PctAtBasic

a numeric vector of percentage of students at basic proficiency.

PctProficient

a numeric vector of percentage of students at the proficient level

PctAdvanced

a numeric vector of percentage of students scoring at the advanced level.

Details

The dataset contains 51 records, one for each state. The data represents the percentage of 8th grade students in 2011 in that state who tested at each proficiency level in math: less than basic, basic, proficient and advanced. The row name is the state abbreviation - 2 characters. This dataset is used by the micromapST examples.

Source

The National Center for Education Statistics, Department of Education
http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/states/