Table 8-5
Average eighth grade mathematics performance, by state: 2000, 2005, and 2007
(Score out of 500)
 
State 2000 2005 2007
 
Average EPSCoR state value 270 275 278
Average non-EPSCoR state value 274 280 282
United States 272 * 278 * 280
Alabama 264 262 266
Alaska NA 279 * 283
Arizona 269 * 274 276
Arkansas 257 * 272 274
California 260 * 269 270
Colorado NA 281 * 286
Connecticut 281 281 282
Delaware NA 281 * 283
District of Columbia 235 * 245 * 248
Florida NA 274 277
Georgia 265 * 272 275
Hawaii 262 * 266 * 269
Idaho 277 * 281 * 284
Illinois 275 * 278 280
Indiana 281 * 282 * 285
Iowa NA 284 285
Kansas 283 * 284 * 290
Kentucky 270 * 274 * 279
Louisiana 259 * 268 * 272
Maine 281 * 281 * 286
Maryland 272 * 278 * 286
Massachusetts 279 * 292 * 298
Michigan 277 277 277
Minnesota 287 * 290 292
Mississippi 254 * 262 265
Missouri 271 * 276 * 281
Montana 285 286 287
Nebraska 280 * 284 284
Nevada 265 * 270 271
New Hampshire NA 285 * 288
New Jersey NA 284 * 289
New Mexico 259 * 263 * 268
New York 271 * 280 280
North Carolina 276 * 282 284
North Dakota 282 * 287 * 292
Ohio 281 * 283 285
Oklahoma 270 * 271 * 275
Oregon 280 282 284
Pennsylvania NA 281 * 286
Rhode Island 269 * 272 * 275
South Carolina 265 * 281 282
South Dakota NA 287 288
Tennessee 262 * 271 * 274
Texas 273 * 281 * 286
Utah 274 * 279 281
Vermont 281 * 287 * 291
Virginia 275 * 284 * 288
Washington NA 285 285
West Virginia 266 * 269 270
Wisconsin NA 285 286
Wyoming 276 * 282 * 287
       
Puerto Rico NA NA NA
 

*significantly different (p < .05) from 2007 when only one jurisdiction or the nation is being examined; NA = not available; EPSCoR = Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research

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. For explanation of EPSCoR and non-EPSCoR averages, see chapter introduction.

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

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