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NAEP - Expanded Population Estimate Grade 8 Science

Comparison of change in average eighth-grade science scores from 2000 to 2005 in the official NAEP reported sample and the full population estimates, by state
State/jurisdiction Reported Sample Full population
estimates (FPE)
Difference
(Reported minus FPE)
Alabama1 -4.8 * -1.7   -3.1
Arizona -4.7 * -5.2 * 0.5
Arkansas1 2.0   3.5 * -1.5
California 7.6 * 7.6 * 0.0
Connecticut -0.7   2.4   -3.1
Georgia 1.9   3.4   -1.5
Hawaii 5.8 * 7.3 * -1.5
Idaho 0.1   1.0   -0.9
Illinois -0.5   1.6   -2.1
Indiana -4.0 * -4.0 * 0.0
Kentucky 3.2 * 3.4 * -0.2
Louisiana 4.2 * 4.3 * -0.1
Maine 0.0   0.3   -0.3
Maryland -1.1   -1.0   -0.1
Massachusetts1 3.0 * 2.7   0.3
Michigan 0.1   0.9   -0.8
Minnesota -1.1   -1.1   0.0
Mississippi -1.5   0.8   -2.3
Missouri 0.2   0.3   -0.1
Montana -2.1   -2.6   0.5
Nevada1 -2.8 * -1.9   -0.9
New Mexico -1.1   -0.5   -0.6
North Carolina -0.6   1.7   -2.3
North Dakota 3.9 * 3.4 * 0.5
Ohio -3.8   -3.9   0.1
Oklahoma -2.2   -2.4   0.2
Oregon -0.7   -0.4   -0.3
Rhode Island -1.3   -0.4   -0.9
South Carolina 5.4 * 7.0 * -1.6
Tennessee -0.2   0.3   -0.5
Texas 0.4   1.9   -1.5
Utah -0.7   -0.7   0.0
Vermont 3.2 * 2.9 * 0.3
Virginia 4.4 * 6.6 * -2.2
West Virginia 0.7   1.4   -0.7
Wyoming 2.9 * 2.4 * 0.5
DoDEA2 2.1 * 2.2 * -0.1
* Statistically significant change.
1 The significance of the trend results from the officially reported sample for this jurisdiction would be different under the scenario.
2 Department of Defense Education Activity (overseas and domestic schools).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2000 and 2005 Science Assessments.

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Last updated 29 September 2006 (RF)

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