Table 8-3
Average fourth grade science performance, by state: 2009
(Score out of 300)
 
State 2009
 
United States 149
Alabama 143
Alaska NA
Arizona 138
Arkansas 146
California 136
Colorado 155
Connecticut 156
Delaware 153
District of Columbia NA
Florida 151
Georgia 144
Hawaii 140
Idaho 154
Illinois 148
Indiana 153
Iowa 157
Kansas NA
Kentucky 161
Louisiana 141
Maine 160
Maryland 150
Massachusetts 160
Michigan 150
Minnesota 158
Mississippi 133
Missouri 156
Montana 160
Nebraska NA
Nevada 141
New Hampshire 163
New Jersey 155
New Mexico 142
New York 148
North Carolina 148
North Dakota 162
Ohio 157
Oklahoma 148
Oregon 151
Pennsylvania 154
Rhode Island 150
South Carolina 149
South Dakota 157
Tennessee 148
Texas 148
Utah 154
Vermont NA
Virginia 162
Washington 151
West Virginia 148
Wisconsin 157
Wyoming 156
   
Puerto Rico NA
 

NA = not available

NOTES: National average for United States is reported value in National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reports. NAEP grade 4 science scores for public schools only.

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

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