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4th graders who scored at least at "proficient" level on 1996 NAEP mathematics exam: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "NAEP 1996 Mathematics Report Card for the Nation and States," February 1997.

8th graders who scored at least at "proficient" level on 1996 NAEP mathematics exam: Ibid.

8th graders who scored at least at "proficient" level on 1996 NAEP science exam: U.S. Department of Education, National Assessment Governing Board, "National Assessment of Educational Progress 1996 Science Performance Standards: Achievement Results for the Nation and the States," October 1997.

4th graders who scored at least at "proficient" level on 1994 NAEP reading exam: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "NAEP 1994 Reading Report Card for the Nation and States," January 1996.

Statewide prekindergarten program: National Center for Children in Poverty, "Map and Track: State Initiatives for Young Children and Families," 1998 edition.

Public high schools offering Advanced Placement courses: Unpublished tabulations from the Educational Testing Service.

8th graders taking an algebra class: Unpublished tabulations by Education Week from the 1996 NAEP mathematics assessment. The data are available at the National Center for Education Statistics' World Wide Web site at http://nces.ed.gov/NAEP/tables96/index.shtml.

Students taking upper-level math courses: Council of Chief State School Officers, "State Indicators of Science and Mathematics Education," 1997. The state departments of education report this information.

Students taking upper-level science courses: Ibid.

16- to 19-year-olds not in school who had not graduated: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Kids Count Data Book: State Profiles of Child Well-Being, 1998. Data represent three-year averages of data from the "Current Population Survey," conducted each month by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

9th to 12th graders who dropped out of school in 1994-95: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "Dropout Rates in the United States: 1996," NCES 98-250, by Marilyn McMillen and Phillip Kaufman, Washington, 1997.

High school graduates enrolling in two- or four-year colleges: State figures are from the National Education Goals Panel, "The National Education Goals Report: Building a Nation of Learners," November 1998. Percentage includes all 1996 public and private school graduates who enrolled in a two- or four-year college the following fall. National figure is from the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "The Condition of Education," June 1998.

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Vol. 18, number 17, page 113