Table 8-5
Average eighth grade mathematics performance, by state: 2000, 2005, and 2009
(Score out of 500)
 
State 2000 2005 2009
 
Average EPSCoR state value 270 275 280
Average non-EPSCoR state value 274 280 284
 
United States 272 * 278 * 282
Alabama 264 262 269
Alaska NA 279 * 283
Arizona 269 * 274 277
Arkansas 257 * 272 276
California 260 * 269 270
Colorado NA 281 * 287
Connecticut 281 281 289
Delaware NA 281 * 284
District of Columbia 235 * 245 * 254
Florida NA 274 279
Georgia 265 * 272 278
Hawaii 262 * 266 * 274
Idaho 277 * 281 * 287
Illinois 275 * 278 282
Indiana 281 * 282 * 287
Iowa NA 284 284
Kansas 283 * 284 * 289
Kentucky 270 * 274 * 279
Louisiana 259 * 268 * 272
Maine 281 * 281 * 286
Maryland 272 * 278 * 288
Massachusetts 279 * 292 * 299
Michigan 277 277 278
Minnesota 287 * 290 294
Mississippi 254 * 262 265
Missouri 271 * 276 * 286
Montana 285 286 292
Nebraska 280 * 284 284
Nevada 265 * 270 274
New Hampshire NA 285 * 292
New Jersey NA 284 * 293
New Mexico 259 * 263 * 270
New York 271 * 280 283
North Carolina 276 * 282 284
North Dakota 282 * 287 * 293
Ohio 281 * 283 286
Oklahoma 270 * 271 * 276
Oregon 280 282 285
Pennsylvania NA 281 * 288
Rhode Island 269 * 272 * 278
South Carolina 265 * 281 280
South Dakota NA 287 291
Tennessee 262 * 271 * 275
Texas 273 * 281 * 287
Utah 274 * 279 284
Vermont 281 * 287 * 293
Virginia 275 * 284 * 286
Washington NA 285 289
West Virginia 266 * 269 270
Wisconsin NA 285 288
Wyoming 276 * 282 * 286
       
Puerto Rico NA NA NA
 

*significantly different (p < .05) from the 2009 score for the jurisdiction; 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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