Table 8-7
Eighth grade science performance, by state: 2000 and 2005
(Score)
 
State 2000 2005
 
United States 148 147
Alabama 143 138
Alaska NA NA
Arizona 145 140
Arkansas 142 144
California 129 136
Colorado NA 155
Connecticut 153 152
Delaware NA 152
District of Columbia NA NA
Florida NA 141
Georgia 142 144
Hawaii 130 136
Idaho 158 158
Illinois 148 148
Indiana 154 150
Iowa NA NA
Kansas NA NA
Kentucky 150 153
Louisiana 134 138
Maine 158 158
Maryland 146 145
Massachusetts 158 161
Michigan 155 155
Minnesota 159 158
Mississippi 134 132
Missouri 154 154
Montana 164 162
Nebraska 158 NA
Nevada 141 138
New Hampshire NA 162
New Jersey NA 153
New Mexico 139 138
New York 145 NA
North Carolina 145 144
North Dakota 159 163
Ohio 159 155
Oklahoma 149 147
Oregon 154 153
Pennsylvania NA NA
Rhode Island 148 146
South Carolina 140 145
South Dakota NA 161
Tennessee 145 145
Texas 143 143
Utah 154 154
Vermont 159 162
Virginia 151 155
Washington NA 154
West Virginia 146 147
Wisconsin NA 158
Wyoming 156 159
 
Puerto Rico 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 science scores for public schools only. In 2000, Alaska, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Washington, and Wisconsin did not participate or did not meet reporting standards. In 2000, Alabama, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and Wyoming significantly different from 2005 when only one jurisdiction or the nation is examined. In 2005, Alaska, District of Columbia, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, New York, and Pennsylvania did not participate.

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

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