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NAEP and State Equivalent Percent Table

Percentages of fourth- and eighth-grade students in reading and mathematics meeting state proficiency standards and performing at or above the NAEP Proficient level, by state: 2005
    Reading Mathematics
    Grade 4 Grade 8 Grade 4 Grade 8
State State name Percent meeting state proficiency standard Percent at or above NAEP Proficient level Percent meeting state proficiency standard Percent at or above NAEP Proficient level Percent meeting state proficiency standard Percent at or above NAEP Proficient level Percent meeting state proficiency standard Percent at or above NAEP Proficient level
AK Alaska 79 27 82 26 71 34 65 29
AR Arkansas 53 30 57 26 53 34 34 22
AZ Arizona 63 23 61 26
CA California 48 21 39 21 51 28
CO Colorado 86 37 86 32 90 39 74 32
CT Connecticut 66 38 77 34 78 42 76 35
DC District of Columbia 44 12 40 7
DE Delaware 80 30 56 30
FL Florida 71 30 44 25 63 37 58 26
GA Georgia 87 26 83 25 75 30 69 23
HI Hawaii 56 23 37 18 30 27 20 18
IA Iowa 77 33 72 34 80 37 76 34
ID Idaho 87 33 82 32 91 40 70 30
IL Illinois 72 31 54 29
IN Indiana 72 30 66 28 72 38 70 30
KS Kansas 78 35 85 47
KY Kentucky 67 31 37 23
LA Louisiana 65 20 54 20 63 24 56 16
MA Massachusetts 48 44 39 49 42 43
MD Maryland 82 32 68 30 78 38 53 30
MI Michigan 73 38 61 29
MO Missouri 41 31 15 26
MS Mississippi 88 18 58 18 79 19 53 14
MT Montana 81 36
NC North Carolina 82 29 88 27 91 40 84 32
ND North Dakota 76 35 72 37 80 40 65 35
NJ New Jersey 81 37 74 38 81 45 64 36
NM New Mexico 50 20 52 19 39 19 24 14
NV Nevada 48 21 52 26
NY New York 71 33 49 33 87 36 56 31
OH Ohio 77 34 80 36 65 43 63 33
OK Oklahoma 82 25 71 25 74 29 67 21
OR Oregon 64 33 65 34
PA Pennsylvania 64 36 62 31
SC South Carolina 35 26 30 25 39 36 24 30
TN Tennessee 88 27 87 26 87 28 88 21
TX Texas 81 29 83 26 82 40 61 31
WA Washington 80 36 60 42
WI Wisconsin 83 33 86 35 74 40 75 36
WV West Virginia 80 26 80 22 75 25 71 18
WY Wyoming 47 34 39 36 39 43 37 29
— Data not available in the state data file. NAEP data not reported when state data are missing.
‡ Reporting standards not met (discrepancies between state assessment data and state document).
NOTE: State assessment files were not available for AL, MN, NE, NH, RI, SD, UT, VA (at grade 4), and VT. ME and VA (at grade 8) reporting standards were not met because of discrepancies between state assessment data and state documents. NE state results were based on assessments developed by each local education agency. For more information about missing states, exclusion rates and standard errors of NAEP score equivalents in each state, see A Profile of State Assessment Standards.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2005 Reading and Mathematics Assessments and National Longitudinal School-Level State Assessment Score Database (NLSLSASD).

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Last updated 23 October 2009 (EP)

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