Chapter 8: State Indicators

Elementary and Secondary Education

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Table 8-7

Eighth grade science performance, by state: 1996 and 2000

(Percent)

 
State 1996a 2000a 2000
 
National average 148 149 149
Alabama 139 141 143
Alaska NA NA NA
Arizona 145 146 145
Arkansas 144 143 142
California 138 132 129
Colorado NA NA NA
Connecticut 155 154 153
Delaware NA NA NA
District of Columbia NA NA NA
Florida NA NA NA
Georgia 142 144 142
Hawaii 135 132 130
Idaho NA 159 158
Illinois NA 150 148
Indiana 153 156 154
Iowa NA NA NA
Kansas NA NA NA
Kentucky 147 152 150
Louisiana 132 136 134
Maine 163 160 158
Maryland 145 149 146
Massachusetts 157 161 158
Michigan 153 156 155
Minnesota 159 160 159
Mississippi 133 134 134
Missouri 151 156 154
Montana 162 165 164
Nebraska 157 157 158
Nevada NA 143 141
New Hampshire NA NA NA
New Jersey NA NA NA
New Mexico 141 140 139
New York 146 149 145
North Carolina 147 147 145
North Dakota 162 161 159
Ohio NA 161 159
Oklahoma NA 149 149
Oregon 155 154 154
Pennsylvania NA NA NA
Rhode Island 149 150 148
South Carolina 139 142 140
South Dakota NA NA NA
Tennessee 143 146 145
Texas 145 144 143
Utah 156 155 154
Vermont 157 161 159
Virginia 149 152 151
Washington NA NA NA
West Virginia 147 150 146
Wisconsin NA NA NA
Wyoming 158 158 156
 

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 science scores are for public schools only. In 2000, Arizona, California, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New York, Oregon, and Vermont met the minimum participation guidelines but did not satisfy one or more school participation rate guidelines for school sample(s).

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

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