Chapter 8: State Indicators

Elementary and Secondary Education

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Table 8-5

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

(Score)

 
State 1996a 2000a 2000 2003
 
National average 271 274 272 276
Alabama 257 262 264 262
Alaska 278 NA NA 279
Arizona 268 271 269 271
Arkansas 262 261 257 266
California 263 262 260 267
Colorado 276 NA NA 283
Connecticut 280 282 281 284
Delaware 267 NA NA 277
District of Columbia 233 234 235 243
Florida 264 NA NA 271
Georgia 262 266 265 270
Hawaii 262 263 262 266
Idaho NA 278 277 280
Illinois NA 277 275 277
Indiana 276 283 281 281
Iowa 284 NA NA 284
Kansas NA 284 283 284
Kentucky 267 272 270 274
Louisiana 252 259 259 266
Maine 284 284 281 282
Maryland 270 276 272 278
Massachusetts 278 283 279 287
Michigan 277 278 277 276
Minnesota 284 288 287 291
Mississippi 250 254 254 261
Missouri 273 274 271 279
Montana 283 287 285 286
Nebraska 283 281 280 282
Nevada NA 268 265 268
New Hampshire NA NA NA 286
New Jersey NA NA NA 281
New Mexico 262 260 259 263
New York 270 276 271 280
North Carolina 268 280 276 281
North Dakota 284 283 282 287
Ohio NA 283 281 282
Oklahoma NA 272 270 272
Oregon 276 281 280 281
Pennsylvania NA NA NA 279
Rhode Island 269 273 269 272
South Carolina 261 266 265 277
South Dakota NA NA NA 285
Tennessee 263 263 262 268
Texas 270 275 273 277
Utah 277 275 274 281
Vermont 279 283 281 286
Virginia 270 277 275 282
Washington 276 NA NA 281
West Virginia 265 271 266 271
Wisconsin 283 NA NA 284
Wyoming 275 277 276 284
 

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) reports. NAEP grade 8 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.

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