Table 8-6
Students reaching proficiency in eighth grade mathematics, by state: 2000, 2005, and 2007
(Percent)
 
State 2000 2005 2007
 
United States 25 * 28 * 31
Alabama 16 15 18
Alaska NA 29 32
Arizona 20 * 26 26
Arkansas 13 * 22 24
California 17 * 22 * 24
Colorado NA 32 * 37
Connecticut 33 35 35
Delaware NA 30 31
District of Columbia 6 7 8
Florida NA 26 27
Georgia 19 * 23 25
Hawaii 16 * 18 * 21
Idaho 26 * 30 * 34
Illinois 26 * 29 31
Indiana 29 * 30 * 35
Iowa NA 34 35
Kansas 34 * 34 * 40
Kentucky 20 * 23 * 27
Louisiana 11 * 16 19
Maine 30 30 * 34
Maryland 27 * 30 * 37
Massachusetts 30 * 43 * 51
Michigan 28 29 29
Minnesota 39 43 43
Mississippi 9 * 14 14
Missouri 21 * 26 * 30
Montana 36 36 38
Nebraska 30 * 35 35
Nevada 18 * 21 23
New Hampshire NA 35 38
New Jersey NA 36 * 40
New Mexico 12 * 14 * 17
New York 24 * 31 30
North Carolina 27 * 32 34
North Dakota 30 * 35 * 41
Ohio 30 * 34 35
Oklahoma 18 20 21
Oregon 31 33 35
Pennsylvania NA 31 * 38
Rhode Island 22 * 24 * 28
South Carolina 17 * 30 32
South Dakota NA 36 39
Tennessee 16 * 21 23
Texas 24 * 31 * 35
Utah 25 * 30 32
Vermont 31 * 38 * 41
Virginia 25 * 33 37
Washington NA 36 36
West Virginia 17 17 19
Wisconsin NA 36 37
Wyoming 23 * 29 * 36
       
Puerto Rico NA NA NA
 

*significantly different (p < .05) from 2007 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 8 mathematics scores for public schools only.

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

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