Education
Grade 8 Math
Source: Arkansas Department of Education
Grade 8 Math Proficiency
2018
Alma School District55%
Alpena School District70%
Arkadelphia School District48%
Armorel School District44%
Ashdown School District55%
Atkins Public Schools75%
Augusta School District17%
Bald Knob School District31%
Barton-Lexa School District40%
Batesville School District53%
Bauxite School District44%
Bay School District27%
Bearden School District33%
Beebe School District64%
Benton School District64%
Bentonville Public Schools71%
Bergman School District69%
Berryville Public Schools44%
Bismarck Public Schools80%
Blevins School District54%
Blytheville School District17%
Booneville School District36%
Bradford School District35%
Brinkley School District34%
Brookland School District52%
Bryant Public Schools64%
Buffalo Island Central School District46%
Cabot Public Schools67%
Caddo Hills School District45%
Calico Rock School District59%
Camden Fairview School District18%
Carlisle School District33%
Cave City School District55%
Cedar Ridge School District30%
Cedarville School District66%
Centerpoint School District38%
Charleston School District61%
Clarendon School District36%
Clarksville School District35%
Cleveland County School District51%
Clinton School District62%
Concord Public Schools46%
Conway Public Schools55%
Corning Public Schools30%
Cossatot River School District39%
Cotter School District45%
County Line School District63%
Cross County School District36%
Crossett School District36%
Cutter-Morning Star School District28%
Danville School District48%
Dardanelle Public Schools50%
De Queen School District65%
Decatur School District22%
Deer/Mount Judea School District24%
Dermott School District19%
Des Arc Public Schools67%
DeWitt School District54%
Dierks School District34%
Dollarway School District14%
Dover School District51%
Drew Central School District27%
Dumas School District35%
Earle School District5%
East End School District51%
East Poinsett County School District32%
El Dorado School District36%
Elkins School District45%
Emerson-Taylor School District48%
England School District27%
Eureka Springs School District55%
Farmington School District62%
Fayetteville School District53%
Flippin School District35%
Fordyce School District30%
Foreman School District26%
Forrest City School District17%
Fort Smith Public Schools48%
Fouke School District43%
Fountain Lake School District63%
Genoa Central School District68%
Gentry Public Schools57%
Glen Rose School District53%
Gosnell School District58%
Gravette School District67%
Green Forest School District24%
Greenbrier School District77%
Greene County Technical School District49%
Greenland Public Schools37%
Greenwood School District65%
Gurdon School District35%
Guy-Perkins Schools55%
Hackett Public Schools42%
Hamburg School District46%
Hampton School District21%
Harmony Grove School District49%
Harrisburg School District39%
Harrison School District63%
Hazen School District49%
Heber Springs School District58%
Hector School District30%
Helena-West Helena School District22%
Hermitage School District45%
Highland School District53%
Hillcrest School District46%
Hope School District29%
Horatio School District36%
Hot Springs School District33%
Hoxie School District51%
Huntsville School District42%
Izard Cty Consolidated Schools45%
Jackson County School District65%
Jasper School District22%
Jessieville School District45%
Jonesboro Public Schools40%
Junction City School District37%
Kirby School District37%
Lafayette County School District24%
Lake Hamilton School District52%
Lakeside School District55%
Lamar School District46%
Lavaca Public Schools46%
Lawrence County School District44%
Lead Hill School District25%
Lee County School District3%
Lincoln School District29%
Little Rock School District32%
Lonoke School District41%
Magazine Schools47%
Magnet Cove School District57%
Magnolia School District38%
Malvern Special School District40%
Mammoth Spring Schools54%
Manila School District59%
Mansfield School District61%
Marion School District28%
Marked Tree School District38%
Marmaduke School District37%
Marvell School District14%
Mayflower School District35%
Maynard School District26%
McCrory School District30%
McGehee School District20%
Melbourne School District57%
Mena Public Schools51%
Midland School District21%
Mineral Springs School District11%
Monticello School District49%
Mount Ida School District20%
Mount Vernon-Enola School District53%
Mountain Home School District55%
Mountain Pine School District11%
Mountain View School District54%
Mountainburg Schools30%
Mulberry School District46%
Murfreesboro School District37%
Nashville School District51%
Nemo Vista School District61%
Nettleton School District34%
Nevada School District26%
Newport School District39%
Norfork Schools68%
North Little Rock School District32%
Omaha School District53%
Osceola School District12%
Ouachita River School District29%
Ouachita School District54%
Ozark Mountain School District24%
Ozark School District41%
Palestine-Wheatley School District36%
Pangburn School District67%
Paragould School District57%
Paris School District55%
Parkers Chapel School District47%
Pea Ridge School District42%
Perryville School District51%
Piggott School District37%
Pine Bluff School District7%
Pocahontas School District49%
Pottsville Public Schools58%
Poyen School District58%
Prairie Grove School District52%
Prescott School District28%
Pulaski County Special School District30%
Quitman School District64%
Rector School District26%
Riverside School District32%
Riverview School District43%
Rogers Public Schools53%
Rose Bud School District52%
Russellville Schools54%
Salem School District68%
Scranton School District64%
Searcy County School District60%
Searcy School District65%
Sheridan School District43%
Shirley School District52%
Siloam Springs Schools54%
Sloan-Hendrix School District18%
Smackover School District26%
South Conway County School District36%
South Mississippi County School District27%
South Side-Bee Branch School District51%
Southside School District50%
Spring Hill School District46%
Springdale School District46%
Star City School District39%
Strong School District11%
Stuttgart School District41%
Texarkana School District31%
Trumann Schools39%
Two Rivers School District38%
Valley Springs School District72%
Valley View School District72%
Van Buren School District40%
Vilonia School District66%
Viola School District55%
Waldron School District31%
Warren School District46%
Watson Chapel School District19%
West Fork School District44%
West Memphis School District27%
West Side School District23%
Western Yell County School District29%
Westside Consolidated School District45%
Westside School District16%
White County Central School District23%
White Hall School District58%
Wonderview School District30%
Woodlawn School District39%
Wynne Public Schools33%
Yellville-Summit School District27%

Source: Arkansas Department of Education




Number of Students Proficient in Grade 8 Math
2018
Alma School District125
Alpena School District31
Arkadelphia School District66
Armorel School District15
Ashdown School District57
Atkins Public Schools50
Augusta School District4
Bald Knob School District31
Barton-Lexa School District19
Batesville School District128
Bauxite School District55
Bay School District15
Bearden School District13
Beebe School District170
Benton School District279
Bentonville Public Schools849
Bergman School District57
Berryville Public Schools68
Bismarck Public Schools60
Blevins School District14
Blytheville School District22
Booneville School District34
Bradford School District12
Brinkley School District10
Brookland School District93
Bryant Public Schools449
Buffalo Island Central School District28
Cabot Public Schools537
Caddo Hills School District22
Calico Rock School District19
Camden Fairview School District30
Carlisle School District15
Cave City School District58
Cedar Ridge School District18
Cedarville School District38
Centerpoint School District33
Charleston School District38
Clarendon School District9
Clarksville School District74
Cleveland County School District33
Clinton School District60
Concord Public Schools19
Conway Public Schools397
Corning Public Schools17
Cossatot River School District29
Cotter School District23
County Line School District20
Cross County School District16
Crossett School District48
Cutter-Morning Star School District15
Danville School District32
Dardanelle Public Schools82
De Queen School District108
Decatur School District8
Deer/Mount Judea School District8
Dermott School District5
Des Arc Public Schools33
DeWitt School District51
Dierks School District13
Dollarway School District11
Dover School District55
Drew Central School District20
Dumas School District25
Earle School District2
East End School District23
East Poinsett County School District17
El Dorado School District120
Elkins School District38
Emerson-Taylor School District34
England School District12
Eureka Springs School District21
Farmington School District121
Fayetteville School District361
Flippin School District18
Fordyce School District17
Foreman School District8
Forrest City School District28
Fort Smith Public Schools495
Fouke School District35
Fountain Lake School District69
Genoa Central School District59
Gentry Public Schools62
Glen Rose School District46
Gosnell School District56
Gravette School District101
Green Forest School District24
Greenbrier School District207
Greene County Technical School District137
Greenland Public Schools18
Greenwood School District201
Gurdon School District21
Guy-Perkins Schools11
Hackett Public Schools29
Hamburg School District55
Hampton School District7
Harmony Grove School District47
Harrisburg School District36
Harrison School District140
Hazen School District22
Heber Springs School District64
Hector School District14
Helena-West Helena School District19
Hermitage School District19
Highland School District69
Hillcrest School District13
Hope School District46
Horatio School District23
Hot Springs School District79
Hoxie School District31
Huntsville School District68
Izard Cty Consolidated Schools17
Jackson County School District52
Jasper School District16
Jessieville School District34
Jonesboro Public Schools175
Junction City School District20
Kirby School District7
Lafayette County School District9
Lake Hamilton School District175
Lakeside School District144
Lamar School District49
Lavaca Public Schools28
Lawrence County School District32
Lead Hill School District6
Lee County School District1
Lincoln School District27
Little Rock School District458
Lonoke School District52
Magazine Schools17
Magnet Cove School District32
Magnolia School District85
Malvern Special School District60
Mammoth Spring Schools22
Manila School District48
Mansfield School District36
Marion School District89
Marked Tree School District15
Marmaduke School District18
Marvell School District3
Mayflower School District25
Maynard School District10
McCrory School District15
McGehee School District18
Melbourne School District48
Mena Public Schools61
Midland School District7
Mineral Springs School District2
Monticello School District63
Mount Ida School District8
Mount Vernon-Enola School District23
Mountain Home School District161
Mountain Pine School District4
Mountain View School District72
Mountainburg Schools14
Mulberry School District13
Murfreesboro School District23
Nashville School District70
Nemo Vista School District17
Nettleton School District92
Nevada School District7
Newport School District30
Norfork Schools19
North Little Rock School District189
Omaha School District16
Osceola School District12
Ouachita River School District17
Ouachita School District22
Ozark Mountain School District10
Ozark School District53
Palestine-Wheatley School District25
Pangburn School District39
Paragould School District144
Paris School District44
Parkers Chapel School District24
Pea Ridge School District72
Perryville School District35
Piggott School District25
Pine Bluff School District15
Pocahontas School District70
Pottsville Public Schools74
Poyen School District29
Prairie Grove School District80
Prescott School District23
Pulaski County Special School District281
Quitman School District32
Rector School District12
Riverside School District19
Riverview School District35
Rogers Public Schools608
Rose Bud School District32
Russellville Schools206
Salem School District43
Scranton School District18
Searcy County School District39
Searcy School District172
Sheridan School District124
Shirley School District12
Siloam Springs Schools180
Sloan-Hendrix School District9
Smackover School District26
South Conway County School District64
South Mississippi County School District28
South Side-Bee Branch School District20
Southside School District69
Spring Hill School District16
Springdale School District755
Star City School District49
Strong School District2
Stuttgart School District51
Texarkana School District83
Trumann Schools41
Two Rivers School District24
Valley Springs School District44
Valley View School District173
Van Buren School District172
Vilonia School District170
Viola School District17
Waldron School District35
Warren School District56
Watson Chapel School District35
West Fork School District36
West Memphis School District95
West Side School District11
Western Yell County School District10
Westside Consolidated School District63
Westside School District7
White County Central School District14
White Hall School District135
Wonderview School District13
Woodlawn School District13
Wynne Public Schools66
Yellville-Summit School District15

Source: Arkansas Department of Education



STATE TREND

Increasing


46%

2018
1% = 357
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 2018, 46% of 8th graders were proficient on the exam, up 8 percentage points from 2016. Females performed better than males, with 48% meeting proficiency compared to 45% of males.

Proficiency was lower among economically disadvantaged students at 36%. White and Asian students had higher proficiency rates (53% and 72%, respectively) compared to black/African American and Hispanic or Latino students (23% and 39%, respectively).

Proficiency was highest at Haas Hall Academy (92%). In the Little Rock district, 32% of 8th graders were proficient, up 8 percentage points from 2016.

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
201620172018
Arkansas38%44%46%

Source: Arkansas Department of Education




Number of Students Proficient in Grade 8 Math
201620172018
Arkansas13,65915,40216,567

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%39%26%25%53%

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
Arkansas3575461,6581,7759016113,978

Source: Arkansas Department of Education





Source: Arkansas Department of Education


Grade 8 Math Proficiency by Gender
FemaleMale
Arkansas48%45%

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
Arkansas8,4418,153

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 StudentsStudents with Disabilities
Arkansas36%20%86%30%33%25%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 StudentsStudents with Disabilities
Arkansas7,3005244,0642333373256

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 Decreasing
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 Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Owning Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Renting Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
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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