Table 8-7
Average eighth grade science performance, by state: 2000 and 2005
(Score out of 300)
 
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
 

*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 8 science scores for public schools only.

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

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