Table 8-3
Average fourth grade science performance, by state: 2000 and 2005
(Score out of 300)
 
State 2000 2005
 
United States 145 * 149
Alabama 143 142
Alaska NA NA
Arizona 140 139
Arkansas 145 147
California 129 * 137
Colorado NA 155
Connecticut 156 155
Delaware NA 152
District of Columbia NA NA
Florida NA 150
Georgia 142 * 148
Hawaii 136 * 142
Idaho 152 155
Illinois 150 148
Indiana 154 152
Iowa 159 NA
Kansas NA NA
Kentucky 152 * 158
Louisiana 139 143
Maine 161 160
Maryland 145 * 149
Massachusetts 161 160
Michigan 152 152
Minnesota 157 156
Mississippi 133 133
Missouri 157 158
Montana 160 160
Nebraska 150 NA
Nevada 142 140
New Hampshire NA 161
New Jersey NA 154
New Mexico 140 141
New York 148 NA
North Carolina 147 149
North Dakota 160 160
Ohio 155 157
Oklahoma 151 150
Oregon 148 151
Pennsylvania NA NA
Rhode Island 148 146
South Carolina 140 * 148
South Dakota NA 158
Tennessee 145 * 150
Texas 145 * 150
Utah 154 155
Vermont 160 160
Virginia 155 * 161
Washington NA 153
West Virginia 149 151
Wisconsin NA 158
Wyoming 156 157
     
Puerto Rico NA NA
 

*significantly different from 2005 when only one jurisdiction or the nation is being examined; NA = not available

NOTES: National average for United States is reported value in National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reports. NAEP grade 4 science scores for public schools only.

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

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