Table 8-1
Average fourth grade mathematics performance, by state: 2000, 2005, and 2009
(Score out of 500)
 
State 2000 2005 2009
 
United States 224 * 237 * 239
Alabama 217 * 225 * 228
Alaska NA 236 237
Arizona 219 * 230 230
Arkansas 216 * 236 238
California 213 * 230 232
Colorado NA 239 243
Connecticut 234 * 242 245
Delaware NA 240 * 239
District of Columbia 192 * 211 * 219
Florida NA 239 * 242
Georgia 219 * 234 236
Hawaii 216 * 230 * 236
Idaho 224 * 242 241
Illinois 223 * 233 * 238
Indiana 233 * 240 * 243
Iowa 231 * 240 * 243
Kansas 232 * 246 245
Kentucky 219 * 231 * 239
Louisiana 218 * 230 229
Maine 230 * 241 244
Maryland 222 * 238 244
Massachusetts 233 * 247 * 252
Michigan 229 * 238 236
Minnesota 234 * 246 249
Mississippi 211 * 227 227
Missouri 228 * 235 * 241
Montana 228 * 241 * 244
Nebraska 225 * 238 239
Nevada 220 * 230 235
New Hampshire NA 246 * 251
New Jersey NA 244 * 247
New Mexico 213 * 224 * 230
New York 225 * 238 * 241
North Carolina 230 * 241 244
North Dakota 230 * 243 * 245
Ohio 230 * 242 244
Oklahoma 224 * 234 * 237
Oregon 224 * 238 238
Pennsylvania NA 241 * 244
Rhode Island 224 * 233 239
South Carolina 220 * 238 236
South Dakota NA 242 242
Tennessee 220 * 232 232
Texas 231 * 242 240
Utah 227 * 239 240
Vermont 232 * 244 * 248
Virginia 230 * 240 * 243
Washington NA 242 242
West Virginia 223 * 231 * 233
Wisconsin NA 241 * 244
Wyoming 229 * 243 242
       
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 4 mathematics scores for public schools only.

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

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