Table 8-7
Average eighth grade science performance, by state: 2009
(Score out of 300)
 
State 2009
 
United States 149
Alabama 139
Alaska NA
Arizona 141
Arkansas 144
California 137
Colorado 156
Connecticut 155
Delaware 148
District of Columbia NA
Florida 146
Georgia 147
Hawaii 139
Idaho 158
Illinois 148
Indiana 152
Iowa 156
Kansas NA
Kentucky 156
Louisiana 139
Maine 158
Maryland 148
Massachusetts 160
Michigan 153
Minnesota 159
Mississippi 132
Missouri 156
Montana 162
Nebraska NA
Nevada 141
New Hampshire 160
New Jersey 155
New Mexico 143
New York 149
North Carolina 144
North Dakota 162
Ohio 158
Oklahoma 146
Oregon 154
Pennsylvania 154
Rhode Island 146
South Carolina 143
South Dakota 161
Tennessee 148
Texas 150
Utah 158
Vermont NA
Virginia 156
Washington 155
West Virginia 145
Wisconsin 157
Wyoming 158
   
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 8 science scores for public schools only.

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

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