Table 8-8
Students reaching proficiency in eighth grade science, by state: 2009
(Percent)
 
State 2009
 
United States 29
Alabama 19
Alaska NA
Arizona 22
Arkansas 24
California 20
Colorado 36
Connecticut 35
Delaware 25
District of Columbia NA
Florida 25
Georgia 27
Hawaii 17
Idaho 37
Illinois 28
Indiana 32
Iowa 35
Kansas NA
Kentucky 34
Louisiana 20
Maine 35
Maryland 28
Massachusetts 41
Michigan 35
Minnesota 40
Mississippi 15
Missouri 36
Montana 43
Nebraska NA
Nevada 20
New Hampshire 39
New Jersey 34
New Mexico 21
New York 31
North Carolina 24
North Dakota 42
Ohio 37
Oklahoma 25
Oregon 35
Pennsylvania 35
Rhode Island 26
South Carolina 23
South Dakota 40
Tennessee 28
Texas 29
Utah 39
Vermont NA
Virginia 36
Washington 34
West Virginia 22
Wisconsin 38
Wyoming 36
   
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).

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012

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