Chapter 8: State Indicators

Elementary and Secondary Education

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Table 8-1

Fourth grade mathematics performance, by state: 1996, 2000, and 2003

(Score)

 
State 1996a 2000a 2000 2003
 
National average 222 226 224 234
Alabama 212 218 217 223
Alaska 224 NA NA 233
Arizona 218 219 219 229
Arkansas 216 217 216 229
California 209 214 213 227
Colorado 226 NA NA 235
Connecticut 232 234 234 241
Delaware 215 NA NA 236
District of Columbia 187 193 192 205
Florida 216 NA NA 234
Georgia 215 220 219 230
Hawaii 215 216 216 227
Idaho NA 227 224 235
Illinois NA 225 223 233
Indiana 229 234 233 238
Iowa 229 233 231 238
Kansas NA 232 232 242
Kentucky 220 221 219 229
Louisiana 209 218 218 226
Maine 232 231 230 238
Maryland 221 222 222 233
Massachusetts 229 235 233 242
Michigan 226 231 229 236
Minnesota 232 235 234 242
Mississippi 208 211 211 223
Missouri 225 229 228 235
Montana 228 230 228 236
Nebraska 228 226 225 236
Nevada 218 220 220 228
New Hampshire NA NA NA 243
New Jersey 227 NA NA 239
New Mexico 214 214 213 223
New York 223 227 225 236
North Carolina 224 232 230 242
North Dakota 231 231 230 238
Ohio NA 231 230 238
Oklahoma NA 225 224 229
Oregon 223 227 224 236
Pennsylvania 226 NA NA 236
Rhode Island 220 225 224 230
South Carolina 213 220 220 236
South Dakota NA NA NA 237
Tennessee 219 220 220 228
Texas 229 233 231 237
Utah 227 227 227 235
Vermont 225 232 232 242
Virginia 223 230 230 239
Washington 225 NA NA 238
West Virginia 223 225 223 231
Wisconsin 231 NA NA 237
Wyoming 223 229 229 241
 

NA = not available

aAccommodations not permitted.

NOTES: National average for each year is reported value in National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reports. NAEP grade 4 mathematics scores are for public schools only. Comparative performance results may be affected by changes in exclusion rates for students with disabilities and limited-English-proficient students in NAEP samples. In addition to allowing for accommodations, the accommodations-permitted results for national public schools (2000 and 2003) differ slightly from previous years’ results and from previously reported results for 2000 because of changes in sample weighting procedures.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress, various years.

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