Table 8-4
Students reaching proficiency in fourth grade science, by state: 2009
(Percent)
 
State 2009
 
United States 32
Alabama 27
Alaska NA
Arizona 22
Arkansas 29
California 22
Colorado 39
Connecticut 40
Delaware 34
District of Columbia NA
Florida 32
Georgia 27
Hawaii 25
Idaho 35
Illinois 32
Indiana 35
Iowa 41
Kansas NA
Kentucky 45
Louisiana 25
Maine 42
Maryland 33
Massachusetts 45
Michigan 34
Minnesota 43
Mississippi 17
Missouri 40
Montana 43
Nebraska NA
Nevada 23
New Hampshire 47
New Jersey 39
New Mexico 24
New York 30
North Carolina 30
North Dakota 45
Ohio 41
Oklahoma 28
Oregon 34
Pennsylvania 38
Rhode Island 34
South Carolina 33
South Dakota 40
Tennessee 33
Texas 29
Utah 38
Vermont NA
Virginia 46
Washington 35
West Virginia 28
Wisconsin 41
Wyoming 37
   
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).

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012

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