Public school students reaching proficiency in 4

^{th}grade math, by state: 2009
Public school students reaching proficiency in 4

^{th}grade science, by state: 2009## Main Finding

All 41 jurisdictions that participated in both the 2000 and 2009 NAEP assessments showed significant increases in the percentage of public school 4^{th} graders reaching the proficient level in math in 2009.

In 2009, 32% of 4^{th} grade public school students nationwide performed at or above the proficient level in science on the NAEP assessment.

## Key Observations

- Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Minnesota, and Vermont were the only states to have more than half of their public school 4
^{th}graders reach the proficient level in math. - Northern states tended to have the higher 4
^{th}grade mathematics proficiency rates.

- Among the states, there were significant differences in the percentage of 4
^{th}grade public school students who demonstrated proficiency in science, from 17% in Mississippi to 47% in New Hampshire. - Northern states tend to have the higher 4
^{th}grade science proficiency rates.