Chapter 8: State Indicators

Elementary and Secondary Education

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Table 8-2

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

(Percent)

 
State 1996a 2000a 2000 2003
 
National average 20 25 22 31
Alabama 11 14 13 19
Alaska 21 NA NA 30
Arizona 15 17 16 25
Arkansas 13 13 14 26
California 11 15 13 25
Colorado 22 NA NA 34
Connecticut 31 32 31 41
Delaware 16 NA NA 31
District of Columbia 5 6 5 7
Florida 15 NA NA 31
Georgia 13 18 17 27
Hawaii 16 14 14 23
Idaho NA 21 20 31
Illinois NA 21 20 32
Indiana 24 31 30 35
Iowa 22 28 26 36
Kansas NA 30 29 41
Kentucky 16 17 17 22
Louisiana 8 14 14 21
Maine 27 25 23 34
Maryland 22 22 21 31
Massachusetts 24 33 31 41
Michigan 23 29 28 34
Minnesota 29 34 33 42
Mississippi 8 9 9 17
Missouri 20 23 23 30
Montana 22 25 24 31
Nebraska 24 24 24 34
Nevada 14 16 16 23
New Hampshire NA NA NA 43
New Jersey 25 NA NA 39
New Mexico 13 12 12 17
New York 20 22 21 33
North Carolina 21 28 25 41
North Dakota 24 25 25 34
Ohio NA 26 25 36
Oklahoma NA 16 16 23
Oregon 21 23 23 33
Pennsylvania 20 NA NA 36
Rhode Island 17 23 22 28
South Carolina 12 18 18 32
South Dakota NA NA NA 34
Tennessee 17 18 18 24
Texas 25 27 25 33
Utah 23 24 23 31
Vermont 23 29 29 42
Virginia 19 25 24 36
Washington 21 NA NA 36
West Virginia 19 18 17 24
Wisconsin 27 NA NA 35
Wyoming 19 25 25 39
 

NA = not available

aAccommodations not permitted.

NOTES: National average 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 proficiency students in NAEP samples. In addition to allowing for accommodations, 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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