Education
Grade 8 Math
Source: Arkansas Department of Education
Grade 8 Math Proficiency
2019
Alma School District56%
Alpena School District62%
Arkadelphia School District52%
Armorel School District36%
Ashdown School District46%
Atkins Public Schools70%
Augusta School District35%
Bald Knob School District40%
Barton-Lexa School District52%
Batesville School District52%
Bauxite School District37%
Bay School District31%
Bearden School District39%
Beebe School District61%
Benton School District68%
Bentonville Public Schools67%
Bergman School District63%
Berryville Public Schools49%
Bismarck Public Schools78%
Blevins School District31%
Blytheville School District18%
Booneville School District55%
Bradford School District37%
Brinkley School District19%
Brookland School District59%
Bryant Public Schools67%
Buffalo Island Central School District38%
Cabot Public Schools72%
Caddo Hills School District40%
Calico Rock School District84%
Camden Fairview School District22%
Carlisle School District35%
Cave City School District68%
Cedar Ridge School District29%
Cedarville School District59%
Centerpoint School District34%
Charleston School District54%
Clarendon School District21%
Clarksville School District39%
Cleveland County School District58%
Clinton School District60%
Concord Public Schools64%
Conway Public Schools65%
Corning Public Schools36%
Cossatot River School District31%
Cotter School District40%
County Line School District61%
Cross County School District45%
Crossett School District58%
Cutter-Morning Star School District22%
Danville School District40%
Dardanelle Public Schools50%
De Queen School District75%
Decatur School District30%
Deer/Mount Judea School District33%
Dermott School District0%
Des Arc Public Schools76%
DeWitt School District68%
Dierks School District55%
Dollarway School District0%
Dover School District50%
Drew Central School District43%
Dumas School District43%
Earle School District14%
East End School District45%
East Poinsett County School District51%
El Dorado School District44%
Elkins School District52%
Emerson-Taylor School District64%
England School District26%
Eureka Springs School District69%
Farmington School District64%
Fayetteville School District61%
Flippin School District46%
Fordyce School District27%
Foreman School District55%
Forrest City School District11%
Fort Smith Public Schools50%
Fouke School District39%
Fountain Lake School District63%
Genoa Central School District63%
Gentry Public Schools64%
Glen Rose School District69%
Gosnell School District63%
Gravette School District66%
Green Forest School District37%
Greenbrier School District74%
Greene County Technical School District51%
Greenland Public Schools46%
Greenwood School District73%
Gurdon School District26%
Guy-Perkins Schools50%
Hackett Public Schools33%
Hamburg School District38%
Hampton School District21%
Harmony Grove School District44%
Harrisburg School District56%
Harrison School District70%
Hazen School District36%
Heber Springs School District59%
Hector School District36%
Helena-West Helena School District14%
Hermitage School District21%
Highland School District58%
Hillcrest School District31%
Hope School District27%
Horatio School District40%
Hot Springs School District31%
Hoxie School District29%
Huntsville School District38%
Izard Cty Consolidated Schools39%
Jackson County School District63%
Jasper School District32%
Jessieville School District47%
Jonesboro Public Schools39%
Junction City School District25%
Kirby School District38%
Lafayette County School District17%
Lake Hamilton School District50%
Lakeside School District56%
Lamar School District49%
Lavaca Public Schools58%
Lawrence County School District49%
Lead Hill School District40%
Lee County School District6%
Lincoln School District40%
Little Rock School District34%
Lonoke School District43%
Magazine Schools55%
Magnet Cove School District52%
Magnolia School District39%
Malvern Special School District36%
Mammoth Spring Schools48%
Manila School District56%
Mansfield School District51%
Marion School District28%
Marked Tree School District17%
Marmaduke School District34%
Marvell School District4%
Mayflower School District60%
Maynard School District23%
McCrory School District43%
McGehee School District30%
Melbourne School District60%
Mena Public Schools49%
Midland School District16%
Mineral Springs School District20%
Monticello School District51%
Mount Ida School District41%
Mount Vernon-Enola School District54%
Mountain Home School District45%
Mountain Pine School District24%
Mountain View School District59%
Mountainburg Schools37%
Mulberry School District25%
Murfreesboro School District61%
Nashville School District44%
Nemo Vista School District56%
Nettleton School District36%
Nevada School District28%
Newport School District20%
Norfork Schools41%
North Little Rock School District28%
Omaha School District56%
Osceola School District18%
Ouachita River School District48%
Ouachita School District52%
Ozark Mountain School District42%
Ozark School District36%
Palestine-Wheatley School District26%
Pangburn School District49%
Paragould School District57%
Paris School District56%
Parkers Chapel School District44%
Pea Ridge School District50%
Perryville School District45%
Piggott School District36%
Pine Bluff School District16%
Pocahontas School District46%
Pottsville Public Schools61%
Poyen School District44%
Prairie Grove School District54%
Prescott School District27%
Pulaski County Special School District32%
Quitman School District64%
Rector School District46%
Riverside School District33%
Riverview School District41%
Rogers Public Schools55%
Rose Bud School District40%
Russellville Schools59%
Salem School District63%
Scranton School District55%
Searcy County School District43%
Searcy School District61%
Sheridan School District46%
Shirley School District39%
Siloam Springs Schools56%
Sloan-Hendrix School District38%
Smackover School District26%
South Conway County School District39%
South Mississippi County School District25%
South Side-Bee Branch School District49%
Southside School District58%
Spring Hill School District59%
Springdale School District46%
Star City School District47%
Strong School District24%
Stuttgart School District49%
Texarkana School District26%
Trumann Schools37%
Two Rivers School District43%
Valley Springs School District66%
Valley View School District67%
Van Buren School District48%
Vilonia School District71%
Viola School District63%
Waldron School District43%
Warren School District34%
Watson Chapel School District20%
West Fork School District62%
West Memphis School District27%
West Side School District35%
Western Yell County School District28%
Westside Consolidated School District40%
Westside School District28%
White County Central School District42%
White Hall School District51%
Wonderview School District68%
Woodlawn School District56%
Wynne Public Schools45%
Yellville-Summit School District38%

Source: Arkansas Department of Education




Number of Students Proficient in Grade 8 Math
2019
Alma School District252
Alpena School District42
Arkadelphia School District141
Armorel School District22
Ashdown School District118
Atkins Public Schools70
Augusta School District23
Bald Knob School District93
Barton-Lexa School District63
Batesville School District256
Bauxite School District127
Bay School District48
Bearden School District36
Beebe School District264
Benton School District420
Bentonville Public Schools1,248
Bergman School District75
Berryville Public Schools159
Bismarck Public Schools79
Blevins School District35
Blytheville School District131
Booneville School District83
Bradford School District27
Brinkley School District32
Brookland School District180
Bryant Public Schools677
Buffalo Island Central School District56
Cabot Public Schools790
Caddo Hills School District43
Calico Rock School District25
Camden Fairview School District174
Carlisle School District46
Cave City School District95
Cedar Ridge School District51
Cedarville School District58
Centerpoint School District76
Charleston School District68
Clarendon School District34
Clarksville School District191
Cleveland County School District69
Clinton School District102
Concord Public Schools28
Conway Public Schools717
Corning Public Schools78
Cossatot River School District70
Cotter School District53
County Line School District38
Cross County School District38
Crossett School District104
Cutter-Morning Star School District54
Danville School District68
Dardanelle Public Schools143
De Queen School District150
Decatur School District37
Deer/Mount Judea School District30
Dermott School District27
Des Arc Public Schools33
DeWitt School District99
Dierks School District42
Dollarway School District64
Dover School District105
Drew Central School District83
Dumas School District77
Earle School District28
East End School District44
East Poinsett County School District45
El Dorado School District336
Elkins School District101
Emerson-Taylor School District72
England School District53
Eureka Springs School District52
Farmington School District197
Fayetteville School District693
Flippin School District76
Fordyce School District63
Foreman School District31
Forrest City School District153
Fort Smith Public Schools1,049
Fouke School District70
Fountain Lake School District121
Genoa Central School District104
Gentry Public Schools118
Glen Rose School District83
Gosnell School District91
Gravette School District135
Green Forest School District93
Greenbrier School District266
Greene County Technical School District291
Greenland Public Schools78
Greenwood School District280
Gurdon School District43
Guy-Perkins Schools30
Hackett Public Schools55
Hamburg School District120
Hampton School District34
Harmony Grove School District97
Harrisburg School District82
Harrison School District208
Hazen School District47
Heber Springs School District115
Hector School District44
Helena-West Helena School District98
Hermitage School District39
Highland School District120
Hillcrest School District32
Hope School District145
Horatio School District57
Hot Springs School District250
Hoxie School District75
Huntsville School District177
Izard Cty Consolidated Schools44
Jackson County School District73
Jasper School District68
Jessieville School District75
Jonesboro Public Schools471
Junction City School District53
Kirby School District34
Lafayette County School District36
Lake Hamilton School District362
Lakeside School District242
Lamar School District92
Lavaca Public Schools59
Lawrence County School District74
Lead Hill School District30
Lee County School District33
Lincoln School District95
Little Rock School District1,457
Lonoke School District131
Magazine Schools42
Magnet Cove School District56
Magnolia School District200
Malvern Special School District123
Mammoth Spring Schools29
Manila School District84
Mansfield School District67
Marion School District298
Marked Tree School District46
Marmaduke School District65
Marvell School District26
Mayflower School District78
Maynard School District40
McCrory School District49
McGehee School District94
Melbourne School District75
Mena Public Schools140
Midland School District38
Mineral Springs School District30
Monticello School District126
Mount Ida School District34
Mount Vernon-Enola School District35
Mountain Home School District309
Mountain Pine School District45
Mountain View School District122
Mountainburg Schools46
Mulberry School District36
Murfreesboro School District38
Nashville School District153
Nemo Vista School District32
Nettleton School District240
Nevada School District36
Newport School District114
Norfork Schools37
North Little Rock School District572
Omaha School District27
Osceola School District72
Ouachita River School District63
Ouachita School District46
Ozark Mountain School District52
Ozark School District140
Palestine-Wheatley School District54
Pangburn School District59
Paragould School District230
Paris School District66
Parkers Chapel School District55
Pea Ridge School District167
Perryville School District80
Piggott School District70
Pine Bluff School District202
Pocahontas School District177
Pottsville Public Schools133
Poyen School District36
Prairie Grove School District160
Prescott School District74
Pulaski County Special School District871
Quitman School District45
Rector School District48
Riverside School District61
Riverview School District99
Rogers Public Schools1,100
Rose Bud School District65
Russellville Schools382
Salem School District67
Scranton School District29
Searcy County School District56
Searcy School District280
Sheridan School District322
Shirley School District36
Siloam Springs Schools310
Sloan-Hendrix School District61
Smackover School District76
South Conway County School District165
South Mississippi County School District87
South Side-Bee Branch School District45
Southside School District157
Spring Hill School District37
Springdale School District1,647
Star City School District118
Strong School District17
Stuttgart School District106
Texarkana School District247
Trumann Schools117
Two Rivers School District61
Valley Springs School District68
Valley View School District187
Van Buren School District431
Vilonia School District230
Viola School District24
Waldron School District122
Warren School District128
Watson Chapel School District193
West Fork School District69
West Memphis School District341
West Side School District37
Western Yell County School District29
Westside Consolidated School District121
Westside School District40
White County Central School District45
White Hall School District222
Wonderview School District28
Woodlawn School District36
Wynne Public Schools210
Yellville-Summit School District55

Source: Arkansas Department of Education



STATE TREND

Increasing


48%

2019
1% = 749
Students

What does this measure?

The percentage of students scoring as proficient ("Ready" or "Exceeding") on the Grade 8 ACT Aspire math exam.

Why is this important?

The middle school math examination serves as a checkpoint for high school preparation. Performance on this exam can help predict high school success in math.

How is Arkansas doing?

In 2019, 48% of 8th graders were proficient on the exam, up 2 percentage points from 2018. Females performed better than males, with 50% meeting proficiency compared to 46% of males.

Proficiency was lower among economically disadvantaged students at 36%. White and Asian students had higher proficiency rates (55% and 72%, respectively) compared to black/African American and Hispanic or Latino students (23% and 41%, respectively).

Proficiency was highest at Haas Hall Academy (91%). In the Little Rock district, 34% of 8th graders were proficient, up 2 percentage points from 2018.

Notes about the data

As assessments vary among states, it is not possible to include comparable data for the nation or other areas in this indicator. As assessments vary among states, it is not possible to include comparable data for the nation or other areas in this indicator. Economically disadvantaged students are those who are eligible to receive free or reduce price lunches. Results for prior years are not comparable as the state adjusted the test.




Source: Arkansas Department of Education


Grade 8 Math Proficiency
2016201720182019
Arkansas38%44%46%48%

Source: Arkansas Department of Education




Number of Students Proficient in Grade 8 Math
2016201720182019
Arkansas35,94435,33835,70635,766

Source: Arkansas Department of Education






Source: Arkansas Department of Education


Grade 8 Math Proficiency by Race/Ethnicity
American Indian/Alaska NativeAsianBlack/African AmericanHispanic or LatinoNative Hawaiian/Other Pacific IslanderNot CategorizedWhite
Arkansas45%72%23%41%27%33%55%

Source: Arkansas Department of Education




The number of students tested who scored Ready or Exceeding on the Grade 8 ACT Aspire Math exam by race and ethnicity.
American Indian/Alaska NativeAsianBlack/African AmericanHispanic or LatinoNative Hawaiian/Other Pacific IslanderNot CategorizedWhite
Arkansas

Source: Arkansas Department of Education





Source: Arkansas Department of Education


Grade 8 Math Proficiency by Gender
FemaleMale
Arkansas50%46%

Source: Arkansas Department of Education




The number of students tested who scored Ready or Exceeding on the Grade 3 ACT Aspire Math exam by gender.
FemaleMale
Arkansas

Source: Arkansas Department of Education





Source: Arkansas Department of Education


Grade 8 Math Proficiency by Student Subgroup
Economically Disadvantaged StudentsEnglish Language LearnersGifted StudentsHomelessIn Foster CareMigrant StudentsParent in MilitarySection 504Students with Disabilities
Arkansas36%17%88%28%26%24%61%37%7%

Source: Arkansas Department of Education




The number of students tested who scored Ready or Exceeding on the Grade 8 ACT Aspire Math exam by student group.
Economically Disadvantaged StudentsEnglish Language LearnersGifted StudentsHomelessIn Foster CareMigrant StudentsParent in MilitarySection 504Students with Disabilities
Arkansas

Source: Arkansas Department of Education









INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Access to Quality Seats for Infants and Toddlers Increasing
Access to Quality Childcare Seats for Preschoolers Maintaining
Grade 3 Reading Increasing
Grade 8 Math Increasing
Graduation Rate Increasing
Remediation Rate Decreasing
Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Adults Pursuing Further Education Decreasing
Infant Mortality Maintaining
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Overweight or Obese Students Maintaining
Student Drug Usage Decreasing
Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Physically Inactive Adults Increasing
Smoking Rate Decreasing
Flouridated Water Increasing
Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Oral Health Increasing
Life Expectancy Increasing
Routine Check-ups Increasing
Births to Teens Decreasing
Female-headed Households Increasing
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty Increasing
Elderly Living in Poverty Decreasing
Median Household Income Maintaining
Unemployment Rate Decreasing
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Access to Financial Services Decreasing
Food Insecurity Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Homelessness Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Housing Affordability - Owning Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Renting Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Charitable Giving Increasing
Volunteering Increasing
Group Participation Increasing
Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Local Voting Not Applicable
Change in Population Increasing
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable


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