Opportunity Data – School Proficiency Index

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The school proficiency index uses school-level data on the performance of 4th grade students on state exams to describe which neighborhoods have high-performing elementary schools nearby and which are near lower performing elementary schools.

4th Grade Reading Proficiency, 2014-15

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This layer displays reading proficiency rates for counties and school districts across the United States. Data are acquired from the US Department of Education (ED) EdFacts 2014-15 data tables. Z-Scores are calculated for counties within states displaying the magnitude of each county’s deviation above or below the state average.

New Data! New map of dominant spoken language by census tract!

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Layer displays information about languages spoken at home at the neighborhood (census tract) level. Each area on the map is shaded to reflect the dominant spoken language, or the language spoken by the majority of people in the area. Toggle between map layers to display the dominant language excluding English, and the dominant language excluding English and excluding Spanish. Census tracts in which there is no population, or in which less than 100 individuals or one percent of the population speak the dominant language are excluded from categorization.

4th Grade Reading Proficiency by school district and county, 2015-16

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This layer displays reading proficiency rates for counties and school districts across the United States. Data are acquired from the US Department of Education (ED) EdFacts 2015-16 data tables. Z-Scores are calculated for counties within states displaying the magnitude of each county’s deviation above or below the state average.

4th Grade Reading Proficiency by school district and county, 2016-17

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This layer displays reading proficiency rates for counties and school districts across the United States. Data are acquired from the US Department of Education (ED) EdFacts 2016-17 data tables. Z-Scores are calculated for counties within states displaying the magnitude of each county’s deviation above or below the state average.