Table 8-2
Students reaching proficiency in fourth grade mathematics, by state: 2000, 2005, and 2009
(Percent)
 
State 2000 2005 2009
 
United States 22 * 35 * 38
Alabama 13 * 21 * 24
Alaska NA 34 38
Arizona 16 * 28 28
Arkansas 14 * 34 36
California 13 * 28 30
Colorado NA 39 45
Connecticut 31 * 43 46
Delaware NA 36 * 36
District of Columbia 5 * 10 * 17
Florida NA 37 * 40
Georgia 17 * 30 34
Hawaii 14 * 27 * 37
Idaho 20 * 41 41
Illinois 20 * 32 * 38
Indiana 30 * 38 * 42
Iowa 26 * 37 * 41
Kansas 29 * 47 46
Kentucky 17 * 26 * 37
Louisiana 14 * 24 23
Maine 23 * 39 45
Maryland 21 * 38 44
Massachusetts 31 * 49 * 57
Michigan 28 * 37 35
Minnesota 33 * 47 54
Mississippi 9 * 19 22
Missouri 23 * 31 * 41
Montana 24 * 38 * 45
Nebraska 24 * 36 38
Nevada 16 * 26 * 32
New Hampshire NA 47 * 56
New Jersey NA 46 * 49
New Mexico 12 * 19 * 26
New York 21 * 36 * 40
North Carolina 25 * 40 43
North Dakota 25 * 40 * 45
Ohio 25 * 43 45
Oklahoma 16 * 29 33
Oregon 23 * 37 37
Pennsylvania NA 41 * 46
Rhode Island 22 * 31 * 39
South Carolina 18 * 36 34
South Dakota NA 40 42
Tennessee 18 * 28 28
Texas 25 * 40 38
Utah 23 * 37 41
Vermont 29 * 44 * 51
Virginia 24 * 40 43
Washington NA 42 43
West Virginia 17 * 25 * 28
Wisconsin NA 40 * 45
Wyoming 25 * 42 40
       
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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