# Georgia’s 2019 NAEP Ethnic and Gender Fourth Grade Math Performance as Grades Part 2

This post is part two of five posts addressing Georgia’s 2019 NAEP assessments, follow the links for Part One, and Part Three.

In the datum below you will find:

> Scaled scores transcribed as grades rounded to the nearest whole number.  Example: a 48.87 would round to a 49.

> Scaled scores transcribed as grades as entry-and-exits for Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, and Advanced are rounded to the nearest whole number, or rounded for continuity. Example and entry-and-exit of “42.8 to 49.6” and “49.8 to 56.2” will be shown as “43 to 49” and “50 to 56,” as seen in the sections below.

> Percents are as reported on the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) and may not equal 100% due to rounding.

> Scaled scores transcribed as grades for academic gaps rounded to one decimal place.

Fourth Grade Mathematics by Race/Ethnicity using 2011 guidelines, as school-reported; and Gender

Asian Students 2019 Fourth Grade Mathematics

Georgia’s average Asian Student Grade was a 55

Georgia’s average Student Grade was a 48

National average Asian Student Grade was a 52

Percent of students scoring Below Basic with Grades of 0 to 42, was 2.04 percent

Percent of students scoring at Basic with Grades of 43 to 49, was 15.15 percent

Percent of students scoring at Proficient with Grades of 50 to 56, was 42.48 percent

Percent of students scoring at Advanced with Grades of 57 to 100, was 40.33 percent

Average Grade for Students scoring in the tenth percentile was a 48

Average Grade for Students scoring in the twenty-fifth percentile was a 51

Average Grade for Students scoring in the fiftieth percentile was a 55

Average Grade for Students scoring in the seventy-fifth percentile was a 58

Average Grade for Students scoring in the ninetieth percentile Grade was a 61

The assessment shows an estimated 59.67 percent-plus of Georgia’s Asian students were left behind academically based on NAEP’s Fourth Grade Mathematics assessment expectations for fourth-grade students.

Two or More Races Students 2019 Fourth Grade Mathematics

Georgia’s average Two or More Races Student Grade was a 50

Georgia’s average Student Grade was a 48

National average Two or More Races Student Grade was a 49

Percent of students scoring Below Basic with Grades of 0 to 42, was 10.73 percent

Percent of students scoring at Basic with Grades of 43 to 49, was 42.47 percent

Percent of students scoring at Proficient with Grades of 50 to 56, was 30.12 percent

Percent of students scoring at Advanced with Grades of 57 to 100, was 16.68 percent

Average Grade for Students scoring in the tenth percentile was a 42

Average Grade for Students scoring in the twenty-fifth percentile was a 46

Average Grade for Students scoring in the fiftieth percentile was a 49

Average Grade for Students scoring in the seventy-fifth percentile was a 54

Average Grade for Students scoring in the ninetieth percentile Grade was a 59

The assessment shows an estimated 83.32 percent-plus of Georgia’s Two or More Races students were left behind academically based on NAEP’s Fourth Grade Mathematics assessment expectations for fourth-grade students.

White Students 2019 Fourth Grade Mathematics

Georgia’s average White Student Grade was a 50

Georgia’s average Student Grade was a 48

National average White Student Grade was a 50

Percent of students scoring Below Basic with Grades of 0 to 42, was 10.38 percent

Percent of students scoring at Basic with Grades of 43 to 49, was 37.19 percent

Percent of students scoring at Proficient with Grades of 50 to 56, was 40.58 percent

Percent of students scoring at Advanced with Grades of 57 to 100, was 11.85 percent

Average Grade for Students scoring in the tenth percentile was a 43

Average Grade for Students scoring in the twenty-fifth percentile was a 46

Average Grade for Students scoring in the fiftieth percentile was a 50

Average Grade for Students scoring in the seventy-fifth percentile was a 54

Average Grade for Students scoring in the ninetieth percentile Grade was a 57

The assessment shows an estimated 88.15 percentplus of Georgia’s White students were left behind academically based on NAEP’s Fourth Grade Mathematics assessment expectations for fourth-grade students.

Male Students 2019 Fourth Grade Mathematics

Georgia’s average Male Student Grade was a 48

Georgia’s average Student Grade was a 48

National average Male Student Grade was a 48

Percent of students scoring Below Basic with Grades of 0 to 42, was 23.47 percent

Percent of students scoring at Basic with Grades of 43 to 49, was 39.28 percent

Percent of students scoring at Proficient with Grades of 50 to 56, was 28.17 percent

Percent of students scoring at Advanced with Grades of 57 to 100, was 9.08 percent

Average Grade for Students scoring in the tenth percentile was a 39

Average Grade for Students scoring in the twenty-fifth percentile was a 43

Average Grade for Students scoring in the fiftieth percentile was a 48

Average Grade for Students scoring in the seventy-fifth percentile was a 52

Average Grade for Students scoring in the ninetieth percentile Grade was a 56

The assessment shows an estimated 90.92 percent-plus of Georgia’s Male students were left behind academically based on NAEP’s Fourth Grade Mathematics assessment expectations for fourth-grade students.

Female Students 2019 Fourth Grade Mathematics

Georgia’s average Female Student Grade was a 48

Georgia’s average Student Grade was a 48

National average Female Student Grade was a 48

Percent of students scoring Below Basic with Grades of 0 to 42, was 22.03 percent

Percent of students scoring at Basic with Grades of 43 to 49, was 42.29 percent

Percent of students scoring at Proficient with Grades of 50 to 56, was 27.96 percent

Percent of students scoring at Advanced with Grades of 57 to 100, was 7.72 percent

Average Grade for Students scoring in the tenth percentile was a 39

Average Grade for Students scoring in the twenty-fifth percentile was a 43

Average Grade for Students scoring in the fiftieth percentile was a 48

Average Grade for Students scoring in the seventy-fifth percentile was a 52

Average Grade for Students scoring in the ninetieth percentile Grade was a 55

The assessment shows an estimated 92.28 percent-plus of Georgia’s Female students were left behind academically based on NAEP’s Fourth Grade Mathematics assessment expectations for fourth-grade students.

Hispanic Students 2019 Fourth Grade Mathematics

Georgia’s average Hispanic Student Grade was a 46

Georgia’s average Student Grade was a 48

National average Hispanic Student Grade was a 46

Percent of students scoring Below Basic with Grades of 0 to 42, was 26.12 percent

Percent of students scoring at Basic with Grades of 43 to 49, was 49.14 percent

Percent of students scoring at Proficient with Grades of 50 to 56, was 22.34 percent

Percent of students scoring at Advanced with Grades of 57 to 100, was 2.41 percent

Average Grade for Students scoring in the tenth percentile was a 38

Average Grade for Students scoring in the twenty-fifth percentile was a 43

Average Grade for Students scoring in the fiftieth percentile was a 46

Average Grade for Students scoring in the seventy-fifth percentile was a 50

Average Grade for Students scoring in the ninetieth percentile Grade was a 53

The assessment shows an estimated 97.6 percent-plus of Georgia’s Hispanic students were left behind academically based on NAEP’s Fourth Grade Mathematics assessment expectations for fourth-grade students.

Black Students 2019 Fourth Grade Mathematics

Georgia’s average Black Student Grade was a 45

Georgia’s average Student Grade was a 48

National average Black Student Grade was a 45

Percent of students scoring Below Basic with Grades of 0 to 42, was 36.9 percent

Percent of students scoring at Basic with Grades of 43 to 49, was 44.1 percent

Percent of students scoring at Proficient with Grades of 50 to 56, was 16.73 percent

Percent of students scoring at Advanced with Grades of 57 to 100, was 2.27 percent

Average Grade for Students scoring in the tenth percentile was a 37

Average Grade for Students scoring in the twenty-fifth percentile was a 41

Average Grade for Students scoring in the fiftieth percentile was a 45

Average Grade for Students scoring in the seventy-fifth percentile was a 49

Average Grade for Students scoring in the ninetieth percentile Grade was a 52

The assessment shows an estimated 97.73 percent-plus of Georgia’s Black students were left behind academically based on NAEP’s Fourth Grade Mathematics assessment expectations for fourth-grade students.

The Academic GAP you are not used to seeing.

The academic gaps, as shown in Table 1, are based on who leads academically, and the difference. Not based on an Education Authority story pitting one ethnic group against all others. If the Afterclap committed such an offense we would justifiably be charged with institutional racism and bigotry and would be guilty of the offense, because we know it to be a lie.

Table 1: Mathematics, Grade 4, Gaps by Ethnicity and Gender

 Ethnicity and Gender Mean Scaled Scores Scale Score Difference from Asian Students Grade Equivalents Grade Points Difference from Asian Students Asian 273 54.6 Two or more races 250 23 50 4.6 White 249 24 49.8 4.8 Male 238 35 47.6 7.0 Female 238 35 47.6 7.0 Georgia All students 238 35 47.6 7.0 Hispanic 230 43 46 8.6 Black 224 49 44.8 9.8

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DATA TABLES USED:

Average scale scores and percentages at each achievement level for grade 4 mathematics, by race/ethnicity using 2011 guidelines, school-reported [SRACE10] and jurisdiction: 2019

Average scale scores and percentages at each achievement level for grade 4 mathematics, by gender [GENDER] and jurisdiction: 2019

Average scale scores and percentages at each achievement level for grade 4 mathematics, by all students [TOTAL] and jurisdiction: 2019

Average scale scores and percentile scores for grade 4 mathematics, by race/ethnicity using 2011 guidelines, school-reported [SRACE10] and jurisdiction: 2019

# Georgia’s CCRPI, anchored to invented scales and fictional achievement levels.

Georgia’s CCRPI is currently anchored to the Georgia Department of Education (DOE) 2019 Milestones assessments descriptions of Continent Mastery, Progress, and Closing Achievement Gaps. The first three CCRPI items listed by the AJC article author Ty Tagami here, inspiring this post.

OPINION, I have to write an opinion because I get a little literary in my expressed disbelief. However, Grades are correct as rounded and adjusted for continuity and understanding. Example: Grades between levels of 71.2 and 71.3 would be adjusted to a 70 and 71 to show the exit and entry point between levels.

The first part of the invented scales is the multiple scale score scaling systems used, instead of the 0 to 100 scale. And instead of listing all of them here we will list only Fourth and Eighth Grade scale range’s for English Language Arts (ELA), and Math in honor of Georgia’s 2019 NAEP accomplishments:

Fourth Grade ELA scale score range 210 to 775

Fourth Grade Mathematics scale score range 270 to 715

Eighth Grade ELA scale score range 225 to 730

Eighth Grade Mathematics scale score range 275 to 755

The second part of the invented scales is their explicitly described use in achievement levels. While the description of what was done by GA DOE was not provided for the Third through Eighth Grades, it was provided when fulfilling a Freedom of Information Request made to Georgia’s Department of Education for the high school assessments. Here I will use one example from all of the assessments.

The Ninth Grade Literature and Composition scale score range was 220 to 735. And students who received a scale score of 220 through 474 were Level one Beginning Learners. And if the scale score was a 474, according to GA DOE, that was equivalent to a grade of 67.

And if that were all you knew, then you would not know what was wrong.

The 220 is the real-world equivalent of 0.0. Also, in the real world, the 474 is only 49 percent of the scale range and the equivalent of a grade of a 49. The difference between the kind of math you and I use to pay our bills and balance our checkbooks would make the difference between the grade of 67 and the grade of 49 to be an 18 point grade inflation.

The grade inflation is the kind of gift that hides how many children were left behind last year. It also hides the massive level of failure to properly educate children to even the most basic level of mastery. And since I brought up mastery, let’s skip Developing Learners and look at both proficient and distinguished learners score ranges as grades.

Achievement Level 3: Proficient Learner scale score range as grades, 59 to  69

Achievement Level 4: Distinguished Learner scale score range as grades, 71 to 100

Of last year’s Georgia Ninth Grade Literature and Composition Class of 2022, based on the milestones published results, 83.3 percent of the students were left behind.

13.4 percent left behind with rounded Grades ranging from, 0 to 49

25.9 percent left behind with rounded Grades ranging from, 50 to 59

44.0 percent left behind with rounded Grades ranging from, 60 to 69

It is kind of hard to have significant progress when a supermajority of students are left behind every year. And since no effort is reported showing the students left behind were brought up to speed or recovered from their demonstrated lack of mastery, it is hard to believe that GA DOE wants to own up to it, which brings up Georgia’s performance on last year’s NAEP.

In Georgia’s 2019 NAEP All Students category for both English and Reading domains, and Grades an estimated 91% plus of the students assessed had been left behind and failed to score, a scaled score equivalent grade of 70. You can read a detailed breakdown here.

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Related:

Georgia’s 2019 NAEP Performance as Grades Part 1.01 The Corrected and Upgraded Edition

Related soon to be revised and republished to include how many students were left behind:

2019 Georgia Milestones Elementary Scores as Grades

2019 Georgia Milestones Middle School Scores as Grades

2019 Georgia Milestones High School Scores as Grades

Why Georgia is looking at another overhaul of report card for schools, By Ty Tagami, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2019 1101

Georgia Milestones Assessment System End-of-Grade (EOG) Interpretive Guide for Score Reports for Spring and Summer 2019 For Use with Score Reports from Spring and Summer 2019 Administrations.Pdf

Spring 2019 EOC – State  [https://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/communications/Documents/Spring%202019%20EOC%20-%20State%20Level.xlsx]

2019 End-of-Grade EOC Interpretive Guide for Score Reports for Spring and Summer [https://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Documents/Milestones/EOC-Resources/EOC_Score_Interpretation_Guide_2018-19.pdf]

NAEP Data Explorer https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/ndecore/xplore/NDE

# Georgia’s 2019 NAEP Performance as Grades Part 1.01 The Corrected and Upgraded Edition

In the All Students category for both English and Reading domains, an estimated 91% plus of the students assessed had been left behind and failed to score, a scaled score equivalent grade of 70.

We apologize for the Fourth Grade Math typos. Despite hiding out on the internet we are human, but unlike the media, we don’t hide our mistakes on page six. We give you a splashy headline, and to make it worth your time, we are including percentage estimates of the students left behind.

In this post, Grades and percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number, or adjusted to show continuity when two grades or percentages would round to the same whole number. Percentages may exceed 100%.

This post is part one of five posts addressing Georgia’s 2019 NAEP assessments, follow links for Part Two, and Part Three

Georgia’s average Student Grade was a 48

Percent of students scoring Below Basic with Grades of 0 to 42 was 23 percent

Percent of students scoring at Basic with Grades of 43 to 49, was 41 percent

Percent of students scoring at Proficient with Grades of 50 to 56, was 28 percent

Percent of students scoring at Advanced with Grades of 57 to 100, was 9 percent

Average Grade for Students scoring in the tenth percentile was a 40

Average Grade for Students scoring in the twenty-fifth percentile was a 43

Average Grade for Students scoring in the fiftieth percentile was a 48

Average Grade for Students scoring in the seventy-fifth percentile was a 52

Average Grade for Students scoring in the ninetieth percentile Grade was a 56

The assessment shows an estimated 91% plus of Georgia’s students have been left behind academically in Fourth Grade Mathematics.

Georgia’s average Student Grade was a 57

Percent of students scoring Below Basic with Grades of  0 to 52, was 33 percent

Percent of students scoring at Basic with Grades of 53 to 59, was 36 percent

Percent of students scoring at Proficient with Grades of 60 to 66, was 22 percent

Percent of students scoring at Advanced with Grades of 67 to 100, was 9 percent

Average Grade for Students scoring in the tenth percentile was a 46

Average Grade for Students scoring in the twenty-fifth percentile was a 51

Average Grade for Students scoring in the fiftieth percentile was a 56

Average Grade for Students scoring in the seventy-fifth percentile was a 61

Average Grade for Students scoring in the ninetieth percentile Grade was a 66

The assessment shows an estimated 91 % plus of Georgia’s students have been left behind academically in Eighth Grade Mathematics.

Georgia’s average Student Grade was a 44

Percent of students scoring Below Basic with Grades of 0 to 41, was 37 percent

Percent of students scoring at Basic with Grades of 42 to 47, was 31 percent

Percent of students scoring at Proficient with Grades of 48 to 53, was 23 percent

Percent of students scoring at Advanced with Grades of 54 to 100, was 9 percent

Average Grade for Students scoring in the tenth percentile was a 33

Average Grade for Students scoring in the twenty-fifth percentile was a 39

Average Grade for Students scoring in the fiftieth percentile was a 44

Average Grade for Students scoring in the seventy-fifth percentile was a 49

Average Grade for Students scoring in the ninetieth percentile Grade was a 53

The assessment shows an estimated 91% plus of Georgia’s students have been left behind academically in Fourth Grade Reading.

Georgia’s average Student Grade was a 52

Percent of students scoring Below Basic with Grades of 0 to 48, was 28 percent

Percent of students scoring at Basic with Grades of 49 to 56, was 40 percent

Percent of students scoring at Proficient with Grades of 57 to 64, was 29 percent

Percent of students scoring at Advanced with Grades of  65 to 100, was 4 percent

Average Grade for Students scoring in the tenth percentile was a 43

Average Grade for Students scoring in the twenty-fifth percentile was a 48

Average Grade for Students scoring in the fiftieth percentile was a 53

Average Grade for Students scoring in the seventy-fifth percentile was a 58

Average Grade for Students scoring in the ninetieth percentile Grade was a 61

The assessment shows an estimated 96% plus of Georgia’s students have been left behind academically in Eighth Grade Reading.

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Related:

Georgia Scores an F on 2019 SAT

2019 Georgia Milestones Elementary Scores as Grades

2019 Georgia Milestones Middle School Scores as Grades

2019 Georgia Milestones High School Scores as Grades

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NAEP Data Explorer https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/ndecore/xplore/NDE

# Georgia’s 2019 NAEP Performance as Grades Part 1

This post is not the news or a regurgitation of a press release. It is the NAEP results as Grades. And you will not be told what to think or believe about them. Do you have the courage to continue reading?

In this post, Grades and percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number, or adjusted to show continuity when two grades or percentages would round to the same whole number. Percentages may exceed 100%.

Georgia’s average Student Grade was a 48

Percent of students scoring Below Basic with Grades of 0 to 42 was 41 percent

Percent of students scoring at Basic with Grades of 43 to 48, was 42 percent

Percent of students scoring at Proficient with Grades of 49 to 56, was 48 percent

Percent of students scoring at Advanced with Grades of 57 to 100, was 54 percent

Average Grade for Students scoring in the tenth percentile was a 40

Average Grade for Students scoring in the twenty-fifth percentile was a 43

Average Grade for Students scoring in the fiftieth percentile was a 48

Average Grade for Students scoring in the seventy-fifth percentile was a 52

Average Grade for Students scoring in the ninetieth percentile Grade was a 56

Georgia’s average Student Grade was a 57

Percent of students scoring Below Basic with Grades of  0 to 52, was 33 percent

Percent of students scoring at Basic with Grades of 53 to 59, was 36 percent

Percent of students scoring at Proficient with Grades of 60 to 66, was 22 percent

Percent of students scoring at Advanced with Grades of 67 to 100, was 9 percent

Average Grade for Students scoring in the tenth percentile was a 46

Average Grade for Students scoring in the twenty-fifth percentile was a 51

Average Grade for Students scoring in the fiftieth percentile was a 56

Average Grade for Students scoring in the seventy-fifth percentile was a 61

Average Grade for Students scoring in the ninetieth percentile Grade was a 66

Georgia’s average Student Grade was a 44

Percent of students scoring Below Basic with Grades of 0 to 41, was 37 percent

Percent of students scoring at Basic with Grades of 42 to 47, was 31 percent

Percent of students scoring at Proficient with Grades of 48 to 53, was 23 percent

Percent of students scoring at Advanced with Grades of 54 to 100, was 9 percent

Average Grade for Students scoring in the tenth percentile was a 33

Average Grade for Students scoring in the twenty-fifth percentile was a 39

Average Grade for Students scoring in the fiftieth percentile was a 44

Average Grade for Students scoring in the seventy-fifth percentile was a 49

Average Grade for Students scoring in the ninetieth percentile Grade was a 53

Georgia’s average Student Grade was a 52

Percent of students scoring Below Basic with Grades of 0 to 48, was 28 percent

Percent of students scoring at Basic with Grades of 49 to 56, was 40 percent

Percent of students scoring at Proficient with Grades of 57 to 64, was 29 percent

Percent of students scoring at Advanced with Grades of  65 to 100, was 4 percent

Average Grade for Students scoring in the tenth percentile was a 43

Average Grade for Students scoring in the twenty-fifth percentile was a 48

Average Grade for Students scoring in the fiftieth percentile was a 53

Average Grade for Students scoring in the seventy-fifth percentile was a 58

Average Grade for Students scoring in the ninetieth percentile Grade was a 61

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We welcome questions about the work and suggestions pertinent to accomplishing our goal.

Related:

Georgia Scores an F on 2019 SAT

2019 Georgia Milestones Elementary Scores as Grades

2019 Georgia Milestones Middle School Scores as Grades

2019 Georgia Milestones High School Scores as Grades

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