Table 8-6
Eighth grade mathematics proficiency, by state: 2000, 2003, and 2005
(Percent)
 
State 2000 2003 2005
 
United States 25 27 29
Alabama 16 16 15
Alaska NA 30 29
Arizona 20 21 26
Arkansas 13 19 22
California 17 22 22
Colorado NA 34 32
Connecticut 33 35 35
Delaware NA 26 30
District of Columbia 6 6 7
Florida NA 23 26
Georgia 19 22 23
Hawaii 16 17 18
Idaho 26 28 30
Illinois 26 29 28
Indiana 29 31 30
Iowa NA 33 34
Kansas 34 34 34
Kentucky 20 24 22
Louisiana 11 17 16
Maine 30 29 30
Maryland 27 30 30
Massachusetts 30 38 43
Michigan 28 28 30
Minnesota 39 44 43
Mississippi 9 12 13
Missouri 21 28 26
Montana 36 35 36
Nebraska 30 32 35
Nevada 18 20 21
New Hampshire NA 35 35
New Jersey NA 33 36
New Mexico 12 15 14
New York 24 32 31
North Carolina 27 32 32
North Dakota 30 36 35
Ohio 30 30 34
Oklahoma 18 20 20
Oregon 31 32 33
Pennsylvania NA 30 31
Rhode Island 22 24 23
South Carolina 17 26 30
South Dakota NA 35 36
Tennessee 16 21 21
Texas 24 25 31
Utah 25 31 30
Vermont 31 35 38
Virginia 25 31 33
Washington NA 32 36
West Virginia 17 20 17
Wisconsin NA 35 36
Wyoming 23 32 29
 
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).

Science and Engineering Indicators 2008