Table 8-5
Eighth grade mathematics performance, by state: 2000, 2003, and 2005
(Score)
 
State 2000 2003 2005
 
United States 272 276 278
Alabama 264 262 262
Alaska NA 279 279
Arizona 269 271 274
Arkansas 257 266 272
California 260 267 269
Colorado NA 283 281
Connecticut 281 284 281
Delaware NA 277 281
District of Columbia 235 243 245
Florida NA 271 274
Georgia 265 270 272
Hawaii 262 266 266
Idaho 277 280 281
Illinois 275 277 278
Indiana 281 281 282
Iowa NA 284 284
Kansas 283 284 284
Kentucky 270 274 274
Louisiana 259 266 268
Maine 281 282 281
Maryland 272 278 278
Massachusetts 279 287 292
Michigan 277 276 277
Minnesota 287 291 290
Mississippi 254 261 262
Missouri 271 279 276
Montana 285 286 286
Nebraska 280 282 284
Nevada 265 268 270
New Hampshire NA 286 285
New Jersey NA 281 284
New Mexico 259 263 263
New York 271 280 280
North Carolina 276 281 282
North Dakota 282 287 287
Ohio 281 282 283
Oklahoma 270 272 271
Oregon 280 281 282
Pennsylvania NA 279 281
Rhode Island 269 272 272
South Carolina 265 277 281
South Dakota NA 285 287
Tennessee 262 268 271
Texas 273 277 281
Utah 274 281 279
Vermont 281 286 287
Virginia 275 282 284
Washington NA 281 285
West Virginia 266 271 269
Wisconsin NA 284 285
Wyoming 276 284 282
 
Puerto Rico NA NA NA
 

NA = not available

NOTES: National average for United States is reported value in National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reports. NAEP grade 8 mathematics scores for public schools only.

SOURCE: National Center for Education Statistics, NAEP (various years).

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