Table 8-6
Students reaching proficiency in eighth grade mathematics, by state: 2000, 2005, and 2009
(Percent)
 
State 2000 2005 2009
 
United States 25 * 28 * 33
Alabama 16 15 20
Alaska NA 29 33
Arizona 20 * 26 29
Arkansas 13 * 22 27
California 17 * 22 * 23
Colorado NA 32 * 40
Connecticut 33 35 40
Delaware NA 30 32
District of Columbia 6 7 11
Florida NA 26 29
Georgia 19 * 23 27
Hawaii 16 * 18 * 25
Idaho 26 * 30 * 38
Illinois 26 * 29 33
Indiana 29 * 30 * 36
Iowa NA 34 34
Kansas 34 * 34 * 39
Kentucky 20 * 23 * 27
Louisiana 11 * 16 20
Maine 30 30 * 35
Maryland 27 * 30 * 40
Massachusetts 30 * 43 * 52
Michigan 28 29 31
Minnesota 39 43 47
Mississippi 9 * 14 15
Missouri 21 * 26 * 35
Montana 36 36 44
Nebraska 30 * 35 35
Nevada 18 * 21 25
New Hampshire NA 35 43
New Jersey NA 36 * 44
New Mexico 12 * 14 * 20
New York 24 * 31 34
North Carolina 27 * 32 36
North Dakota 30 * 35 * 43
Ohio 30 * 34 36
Oklahoma 18 20 24
Oregon 31 33 37
Pennsylvania NA 31 * 40
Rhode Island 22 * 24 * 28
South Carolina 17 * 30 30
South Dakota NA 36 42
Tennessee 16 * 21 25
Texas 24 * 31 * 36
Utah 25 * 30 35
Vermont 31 * 38 * 43
Virginia 25 * 33 36
Washington NA 36 39
West Virginia 17 17 19
Wisconsin NA 36 39
Wyoming 23 * 29 * 35
       
Puerto Rico NA NA NA
 

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