Table 8-4
Students reaching proficiency in fourth grade science, by state: 2000 and 2005
(Percent)
 
State 2000 2005
 
United States 26 27
Alabama 22 21
Alaska NA NA
Arizona 22 18
Arkansas 23 24
California 13 * 17
Colorado NA 32
Connecticut 35 33
Delaware NA 27
District of Columbia NA NA
Florida NA 26
Georgia 23 25
Hawaii 16 19
Idaho 29 29
Illinois 31 27
Indiana 32 27
Iowa 36 NA
Kansas NA NA
Kentucky 28 * 36
Louisiana 18 20
Maine 37 36
Maryland 24 27
Massachusetts 42 38
Michigan 32 30
Minnesota 34 33
Mississippi 13 12
Missouri 34 36
Montana 36 37
Nebraska 26 NA
Nevada 19 17
New Hampshire NA 37
New Jersey NA 32
New Mexico 17 18
New York 24 NA
North Carolina 23 25
North Dakota 36 36
Ohio 31 35
Oklahoma 26 25
Oregon 27 26
Pennsylvania NA NA
Rhode Island 25 23
South Carolina 20 * 25
South Dakota NA 35
Tennessee 24 26
Texas 23 25
Utah 31 33
Vermont 38 38
Virginia 32 * 40
Washington NA 28
West Virginia 24 24
Wisconsin NA 35
Wyoming 31 32
     
Puerto Rico NA NA
 

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

NOTE: 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).

Science and Engineering Indicators 2010

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