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Health Highlight Report for Harding County

Public Education - Reading Proficiency: Percentage of Students Proficient or Above in Reading, 2015-2016

  • Harding County
    **
    95% Confidence Interval DNA
    Statistical StabilityDNA
    New Mexico
    25.4%
    U.S.DNA
    DNA=Data not available.
    **=Insufficient data.
  • Harding County Compared to State

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    Description of Dashboard Gauge

    Description of the Dashboard Gauge

    This "dashboard" type graphic is based on the community data on the right. It compares the community value on this indicator to the state overall value.
    • Excellent = The community's value on this indicator is BETTER than the state value, and the difference IS statistically significant.
    • Watch = The community's value is BETTER than state value, but the difference IS NOT statistically significant.
    • Improvement Needed = The community's value on this indicator is WORSE than the state value, but the difference IS NOT statistically significant.
    • Reason for Concern = The community's value on this indicator is WORSE than the state value, and the difference IS statistically significant.

    The community value is considered statistically significantly different from the state value if the state value is outside the range of the community's 95% confidence interval. If the community's data or 95% confidence interval information is not available, a blank gauge image will be displayed with the message, "missing information."
    NOTE: The labels used on the gauge graphic are meant to describe the community's status in plain language. The placement of the gauge needle is based solely on the statistical difference between the community and state values. When selecting priority health issues to work on, a community should take into account additional factors such as how much improvement could be made, the U.S. value, the statistical stability of the community number, the severity of the health condition, and whether the difference is clinically significant.

Why Is This Important?

[http://newmexicocommoncore.org/pages/view/38/new-ela-standards-k5/ New Mexico Common Core Standards] The end of third grade is a critical milestone for most students because it marks the point at which they must have mastered foundational language and literacy skills necessary to succeed in other subject areas in fourth grade and beyond. Students not reading proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely than proficient readers to drop out of high school. High-quality literacy instruction and systematic interventions result in increased academic achievement to ensure children are proficient readers by the end of third grade.

Note

County-level data were calculated by identifying and summarizing records from all schools located within each county, based only on those schools' physical locations (disregarding their school-district affiliation). The compiled county data therefore may not accurately reflect the schools' students' actual county(ies) of residence.

Measure Description for Public Education - Reading Proficiency

Definition: The percentage of students who scored 'Proficient' or above on a standardized, grade-level assessment for English reading skills.
Numerator: The number of students who scored 'Proficient' or above on a standardized, grade-level assessment for English reading skills.
Denominator: The total number of students who completed a standardized, grade-level assessment for English reading skills.

Indicator Profile Report

The Percentage of 3rd-Grade Students Scoring 'Proficient' or Above on a Standardized Reading-Skills Assessment (exits this report)

Date Content Last Updated

08/21/2017
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Content updated: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 11:52:53 MDT