Comparison of change in average science scores from 2009 to 2011 in the reported NAEP estimate and the full population estimates, grade 8: By state/jurisdiction
State/jurisdiction Reported estimate Full population estimates (FPE) Difference (reported
minus FPE)
Alabama 1.3   1.5   -0.1
Arizona 2.5   3.2   -0.7
Arkansas 4.1 * 4.4 * -0.2
California 3.8   3.8   0.0
Colorado 4.9 * 5.2 * -0.2
Connecticut -0.3   0.0   -0.2
Delaware 1.6   1.5   0.1
DoDEA2 -0.8   -0.3   -0.4
Florida 2.7   3.1   -0.5
Georgia 3.7 * 3.7 * 0.0
Hawaii 3.5 * 3.5 * 0.1
Idaho 1.5   1.2   0.3
Illinois -0.7   -0.3   -0.4
Indiana 0.6   0.9   -0.3
Iowa 1.3   1.5   -0.2
Kentucky 0.5   0.3   0.2
Louisiana 3.7   3.8   -0.1
Maine1 2.0 * 1.9   0.1
Maryland 3.3 * 3.6 * -0.4
Massachusetts 1.4   1.4   0.0
Michigan1 3.7 * 3.5   0.2
Minnesota 1.8   2.2   -0.4
Mississippi 5.3 * 5.6 * -0.4
Missouri 0.0   -0.2   0.1
Montana 1.0   0.9   0.0
Nevada 3.0 * 3.2 * -0.2
New Hampshire1 2.0   2.1 * -0.1
New Jersey 0.0   0.4   -0.4
New Mexico 1.5   2.1   -0.6
New York 0.1   0.0   0.1
North Carolina 3.7 * 3.7 * 0.0
North Dakota1 1.6   2.1 * -0.6
Ohio 0.7   0.8   0.0
Oklahoma 1.8   2.5   -0.6
Oregon 1.2   1.3   0.0
Pennsylvania -2.6   -2.4   -0.2
Rhode Island 3.0 * 4.5 * -1.4
South Carolina 5.7 * 6.4 * -0.7
South Dakota 1.3   1.5   -0.2
Tennessee 2.6   3.1   -0.4
Texas1 2.4   3.4 * -1.0
Utah 3.9 * 4.0 * -0.1
Virginia1 3.2 * 2.8   0.4
Washington 1.8   1.9   -0.2
West Virginia 4.1 * 4.1 * -0.1
Wisconsin 1.4   1.5   0.0
Wyoming 2.1 * 2.3 * -0.2
* 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 (domestic and overseas schools).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2009 and 2011 Science Assessments.

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Last updated 17 April 2012 (FW)