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proficiency

(prō-fĭsh′ĕn-sē) [L. proficere, to move forward, to accomplish]
Expertise; skill.
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In affluent Wellesley, the estimated NAEP proficiencies declined from 76 percent in 4th grade to 65 percent in 10th grade.
There the NAEP-estimated proficiency drops a little, from 24 percent to 22 percent over these same grades, while the MCAS reports a doubling of student proficiencies from 27 percent to 62 percent.
Workers with the `richest' literacy proficiencies were far more likely than their less literate peers to enrich their human capital through personal and employer investments both on and off the job," writes Sum.