Table 8-8
Students reaching proficiency in eighth grade science, by state: 2000 and 2005
(Percent)
 
State 2000 2005
 
United States 29 27
Alabama 23 19
Alaska NA NA
Arizona 23 20
Arkansas 22 23
California 14 * 18
Colorado NA 35
Connecticut 35 33
Delaware NA 29
District of Columbia NA NA
Florida NA 21
Georgia 23 25
Hawaii 14 15
Idaho 37 36
Illinois 29 27
Indiana 33 29
Iowa NA NA
Kansas NA NA
Kentucky 28 31
Louisiana 18 19
Maine 35 34
Maryland 27 26
Massachusetts 39 41
Michigan 35 35
Minnesota 41 39
Mississippi 15 14
Missouri 33 33
Montana 44 42
Nebraska 38 NA
Nevada 22 19
New Hampshire NA 41
New Jersey NA 33
New Mexico 20 18
New York 28 NA
North Carolina 25 22
North Dakota 38 * 43
Ohio 39 35
Oklahoma 25 25
Oregon 34 32
Pennsylvania NA NA
Rhode Island 27 26
South Carolina 20 23
South Dakota NA 41
Tennessee 24 25
Texas 23 23
Utah 34 33
Vermont 39 41
Virginia 29 * 35
Washington NA 33
West Virginia 24 23
Wisconsin NA 39
Wyoming 34 * 37
     
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).

Science and Engineering Indicators 2010

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