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Table 148. Average mathematics scale score of 8th-grade public school students, by race/ethnicity, level of parental education, and state: 2011
State Race/ethnicity Highest level of education attained by parents1
White Black Hispanic Asian Native
Hawaiian/
Pacific
Islander
American Indian/ Alaska Native Did not finish high school Graduated high school Some education after high school Graduated college
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
United States 293 (0.2) 262 (0.5) 269 (0.5) 305 (1.1) 265 (2.5) 266 (1.0) 265 (0.6) 271 (0.5) 285 (0.3) 294 (0.3)
                                         
Alabama 280 (1.5) 250 (1.7) 255 (3.1) (†) (†) (†) 257 (2.7) 258 (2.0) 275 (1.6) 278 (1.8)
Alaska 296 (1.2) 273 (2.8) 277 (2.9) 287 (2.6) (†) 258 (2.2) (†) (†) (†) (†)
Arizona 294 (1.5) 269 (3.2) 266 (1.3) 303 (4.2) (†) 253 (3.1) 267 (2.4) 264 (1.8) 281 (2.0) 296 (1.4)
Arkansas 287 (0.9) 257 (1.7) 272 (2.2) (†) (†) (†) 269 (2.1) 268 (1.5) 283 (2.0) 288 (1.5)
California 290 (1.9) 254 (3.2) 260 (1.0) 301 (2.7) (†) (†) 254 (1.9) 261 (2.4) 281 (1.6) 290 (1.8)
                                         
Colorado 302 (1.1) 270 (2.6) 271 (1.5) 313 (4.1) (†) (†) 264 (2.7) 272 (1.9) 293 (1.7) 304 (1.3)
Connecticut 297 (1.0) 262 (1.8) 262 (1.8) 307 (3.9) (†) (†) 259 (3.0) 268 (2.2) 284 (1.7) 298 (1.3)
Delaware 294 (1.0) 266 (1.0) 274 (2.0) 311 (3.5) (†) (†) 269 (2.9) 274 (1.7) 286 (1.3) 290 (1.1)
District of Columbia 319 (2.6) 256 (0.8) 261 (2.4) (†) (†) (†) 255 (3.3) 251 (2.0) 266 (1.7) 269 (1.4)
Florida 287 (1.2) 258 (1.7) 274 (1.0) 314 (4.3) (†) (†) 265 (1.9) 268 (1.6) 282 (1.7) 286 (1.3)
                                         
Georgia 291 (1.3) 262 (1.1) 277 (2.3) 303 (5.0) (†) (†) 268 (2.5) 264 (2.0) 282 (1.7) 288 (1.4)
Hawaii 290 (1.6) 277 (4.3) 263 (3.3) 288 (1.2) 263 (1.4) (†) 261 (3.8) 267 (1.5) 282 (1.9) 286 (1.1)
Idaho 291 (0.8) (†) 267 (1.9) (†) (†) (†) 267 (2.1) 274 (1.7) 288 (1.7) 297 (1.0)
Illinois 294 (1.4) 260 (1.5) 272 (1.5) 315 (3.5) (†) (†) 271 (2.2) 268 (1.6) 285 (1.6) 294 (1.5)
Indiana 290 (1.0) 264 (2.3) 275 (2.4) (†) (†) (†) 270 (2.5) 274 (1.5) 285 (1.9) 295 (1.3)
                                         
Iowa 288 (1.0) 258 (3.3) 269 (2.9) 293 (6.0) (†) (†) 268 (2.5) 274 (1.8) 283 (1.7) 295 (1.1)
Kansas 295 (1.0) 269 (2.1) 274 (1.9) 302 (5.5) (†) (†) 272 (2.8) 278 (1.9) 290 (1.6) 298 (1.2)
Kentucky 284 (1.0) 261 (1.8) 269 (3.5) (†) (†) (†) 267 (1.9) 272 (1.7) 281 (1.4) 293 (1.2)
Louisiana 283 (1.2) 259 (1.6) 269 (4.4) (†) (†) (†) 262 (2.4) 267 (1.8) 278 (1.8) 278 (1.3)
Maine 290 (0.8) 265 (5.1) (†) (†) (†) (†) 269 (3.1) 274 (1.9) 289 (1.8) 298 (1.0)
                                         
Maryland 303 (1.3) 267 (1.5) 273 (3.1) 313 (3.4) (†) (†) 264 (4.0) 271 (2.1) 288 (1.8) 298 (1.3)
Massachusetts 304 (0.8) 275 (3.0) 273 (1.7) 321 (3.9) (†) (†) 271 (2.7) 285 (1.7) 295 (1.8) 307 (0.9)
Michigan 286 (1.2) 250 (2.4) 274 (4.3) 311 (7.0) (†) (†) 260 (3.9) 266 (1.9) 278 (2.2) 291 (1.7)
Minnesota 302 (0.9) 266 (2.8) 270 (2.6) 282 (4.2) (†) 263 (3.7) 267 (3.9) 275 (2.3) 294 (1.8) 305 (1.0)
Mississippi 283 (1.2) 255 (1.6) 273 (4.7) (†) (†) (†) 260 (2.7) 257 (2.1) 276 (1.7) 276 (1.6)
                                         
Missouri 288 (1.0) 254 (2.7) 267 (2.9) (†) (†) (†) 265 (2.6) 270 (1.8) 283 (1.6) 291 (1.4)
Montana 297 (0.6) (†) 285 (4.1) (†) (†) 264 (3.2) 272 (4.1) 281 (1.8) 291 (1.8) 302 (0.7)
Nebraska 290 (0.8) 255 (3.1) 261 (1.7) (†) (†) (†) 262 (2.6) 271 (2.2) 280 (1.6) 294 (1.0)
Nevada 292 (1.3) 259 (2.2) 266 (1.1) 292 (3.1) (†) (†) 262 (2.1) 269 (1.6) 285 (1.8) 290 (1.3)
New Hampshire 293 (0.7) (†) 266 (3.4) 305 (5.5) (†) (†) 269 (3.2) 281 (1.7) 290 (2.0) 300 (0.9)
                                         
New Jersey 304 (1.1) 272 (2.5) 274 (2.3) 318 (2.8) (†) (†) 273 (3.4) 280 (2.3) 287 (2.3) 304 (1.2)
New Mexico 290 (1.4) 265 (4.3) 269 (0.9) (†) (†) 258 (2.7) 259 (2.0) 267 (1.7) 279 (1.6) 287 (1.0)
New York 291 (1.2) 264 (1.8) 263 (1.3) 302 (2.9) (†) (†) 266 (2.0) 270 (1.6) 282 (1.6) 289 (1.1)
North Carolina 296 (1.0) 267 (1.6) 275 (1.9) 316 (4.4) (†) 265 (4.8) 273 (2.7) 272 (1.6) 289 (1.4) 295 (1.3)
North Dakota 296 (0.6) (†) (†) (†) (†) 264 (2.5) (†) 276 (1.8) 291 (1.8) 298 (0.7)
                                         
Ohio 295 (1.0) 263 (1.7) 273 (4.0) (†) (†) (†) 266 (2.8) 277 (1.4) 290 (1.5) 297 (1.3)
Oklahoma 286 (1.1) 262 (2.6) 264 (2.8) 305 (4.7) (†) 273 (1.9) 264 (2.4) 267 (1.9) 280 (1.3) 292 (1.3)
Oregon 287 (1.2) 263 (4.6) 268 (1.8) 302 (5.0) (†) 260 (5.6) 266 (2.0) 273 (2.0) 286 (1.9) 295 (1.2)
Pennsylvania 294 (1.0) 257 (2.1) 269 (3.4) 312 (4.8) (†) (†) 261 (4.7) 274 (1.3) 289 (1.9) 296 (1.5)
Rhode Island 292 (0.7) 256 (2.7) 261 (1.8) 287 (4.9) (†) (†) 263 (2.6) 269 (2.0) 281 (1.8) 296 (0.9)
                                         
South Carolina 293 (0.9) 263 (1.8) 273 (3.5) (†) (†) (†) 262 (2.3) 269 (1.6) 283 (1.7) 290 (1.4)
South Dakota 295 (0.6) 270 (4.2) 274 (3.7) (†) (†) 263 (2.1) 269 (2.5) 275 (1.3) 291 (1.6) 298 (0.7)
Tennessee 281 (1.2) 252 (2.4) 266 (2.8) (†) (†) (†) 262 (3.4) 265 (1.5) 277 (1.6) 284 (1.6)
Texas 304 (1.2) 277 (1.7) 283 (1.2) 317 (3.8) (†) (†) 281 (1.9) 285 (1.4) 293 (1.6) 301 (1.3)
Utah 289 (0.9) (†) 257 (1.9) (†) (†) 244 (6.5) 253 (2.6) 265 (1.9) 280 (1.8) 295 (1.0)
                                         
Vermont 295 (0.8) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 270 (3.3) 276 (2.0) 295 (1.7) 305 (0.9)
Virginia 297 (1.4) 268 (1.7) 279 (1.8) 313 (3.1) (†) (†) 267 (2.6) 272 (2.0) 287 (1.7) 300 (1.3)
Washington 294 (1.1) 265 (3.4) 269 (2.4) 306 (3.3) (†) 256 (6.5) 267 (2.6) 276 (2.0) 288 (1.8) 301 (1.3)
West Virginia 274 (0.8) 260 (3.1) (†) (†) (†) (†) 253 (3.0) 264 (1.2) 277 (1.4) 283 (1.1)
Wisconsin 295 (1.0) 256 (3.0) 270 (2.3) 289 (5.0) (†) (†) 258 (3.2) 274 (1.8) 288 (1.9) 299 (1.0)
Wyoming 291 (0.7) (†) 271 (2.5) (†) (†) (†) 268 (4.0) 276 (1.8) 288 (1.4) 297 (0.9)
                                         
Department of Defense
   dependents schools
295 (1.2) 274 (1.9) 282 (1.7) 292 (2.4) (†) (†) (†) 276 (1.8) 287 (1.8) 293 (1.1)
†Not applicable.
‡Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases or item response rates fell below the required standards for reporting.
1 Excludes students who responded "I don't know" to the question about educational level of parents.
NOTE: Scale ranges from 0 to 500. Includes public school students who were tested with accommodations; excludes only those students with disabilities (SD) and English language learners (ELL) who were unable to be tested even with accommodations. SD and ELL populations, accommodation rates, and exclusion rates vary from state to state. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2011 Mathematics Assessment, retrieved November 2, 2011, from the Main NAEP Data Explorer (http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/naepdata/). (This table was prepared November 2011.)
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