Chapter 8: State Indicators

Elementary and Secondary Education

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Table 8-4

Fourth grade science proficiency, by state: 2000

(Percent)

 
State 2000a 2000
 
National average 28 27
Alabama 22 22
Alaska NA NA
Arizona 22 22
Arkansas 24 23
California 14 13
Colorado NA NA
Connecticut 35 35
Delaware NA NA
District of Columbia NA NA
Florida NA NA
Georgia 23 23
Hawaii 16 16
Idaho 30 29
Illinois 31 31
Indiana 32 32
Iowa 37 36
Kansas NA NA
Kentucky 29 28
Louisiana 19 18
Maine 38 37
Maryland 26 24
Massachusetts 43 42
Michigan 33 32
Minnesota 35 34
Mississippi 14 13
Missouri 35 34
Montana 37 36
Nebraska 26 26
Nevada 19 19
New Hampshire NA NA
New Jersey NA NA
New Mexico 18 17
New York 26 24
North Carolina 24 23
North Dakota 38 36
Ohio 31 31
Oklahoma 26 26
Oregon 28 27
Pennsylvania NA NA
Rhode Island 27 25
South Carolina 21 20
South Dakota NA NA
Tennessee 26 24
Texas 24 23
Utah 32 31
Vermont 39 38
Virginia 33 32
Washington NA NA
West Virginia 25 24
Wisconsin NA NA
Wyoming 33 31
 

NA = not available (did not meet minimum participation guidelines)

aAccommodations not permitted.

NOTES: National average is reported value in National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) report. NAEP grade 4 science scores are for public schools only. California, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New York, Ohio, Oregon, and Vermont met minimum participation guidelines but did not meet one or more guidelines for school participation.

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

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