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Chapter 8:
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Secondary Education
Higher Education
Workforce
Financial Research and Development Inputs
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Table 8-2.
Eighth grade science performance, by state:
1996 & 2000
(score)
State 1996 2000
National average 148 149
  Alabama 139 141
  Alaska 153 NA
  Arizona 145 146
  Arkansas 144 143
  California 138 132
  Colorado 155 NA
  Connecticut 155 154
  Delaware 142 NA
  District of Columbia 113 NA
  Florida 142 NA
  Georgia 142 144
  Hawaii 135 132
  Idaho NA 159
  Illinois NA 150
  Indiana 153 156
  Iowa 158 NA
  Kansas NA NA
  Kentucky 147 152
  Louisiana 132 136
  Maine 163 160
  Maryland 145 149
  Massachusetts 157 161
  Michigan 153 156
  Minnesota 159 160
  Mississippi 133 134
  Missouri 151 156
  Montana 162 165
  Nebraska 157 157
  Nevada NA 143
  New Hampshire NA NA
  New Jersey NA NA
  New Mexico 141 140
  New York 146 149
  North Carolina 147 147
  North Dakota 162 161
  Ohio NA 161
  Oklahoma NA 149
  Oregon 155 154
  Pennsylvania NA NA
  Rhode Island 149 150
  South Carolina 139 142
  South Dakota NA NA
  Tennessee 143 146
  Texas 145 144
  Utah 156 155
  Vermont 157 161
  Virginia 149 152
  Washington 150 NA
  West Virginia 147 150
  Wisconsin 160 NA
  Wyoming 158 158
Puerto Rico NA NA
NA not available

NOTES: The national average for each year is the reported value for the nation found in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reports. NAEP grade 8 science scores are for public schools only. In 1996, Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, New York, South Carolina, Vermont, and Wisconsin did not satisfy one or more school participation rate guidelines for the school sample(s). In 2000, Arizona, California, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New York, Oregon, Vermont, and Wisconsin did not satisfy one or more school participation rate guidelines for the school sample(s).

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, NAEP, various years.


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