Italicized states did not submit a Race to the Top application in Phase 1.
Scale scores: 2007 NAEP Reading Grade 4:
(better) = significantly better than national gap
(worse) = significantly worse than national gap
Source: U.S. Department of Education Report NCES 2009-455, "Achievement Gaps: How Black and White Students in Public Schools Perform in Mathematics and Reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress / Statistical Analysis Report," July 2009.
MOU participation percentages: from states' Race to the Top applications, as posted by U.S. Department of Education.Gates Foundation Technical Assistance (from Foundation announcement and EdWeek Politics K-12 blog):
Pre-selected 1st 15: among the 15 states pre-selected for technical assistance
Selected in 2nd round: selected for technical assistance after applications opened to remaining states
Not selected: unsuccessful application for technical assistance
Did not apply: did not apply for technical assistance
Updated 3/4/2010: the 16 first-round finalists as announced by the US Department of Education are highlighted in yellow above.
Further updated 3/29/2010: the first-round winners (Delaware and Tennessee) are highlighted in blue above; final scores and rankings also added.
Further updated 7/28/2010: Phase 2 finalists are highlighted in green above (light green for first-time finalists, dark green for states that were also finalists in Phase 1). Column noting status of states' adoption of common standards also added.