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Table 126. Length of school year and selected statistics on mathematics education for students in public schools, by state or jurisdiction: 2000, 2002 and 2003

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                       | Math    |                   |High school|Percent of | Percent of 8th-grade students
                       | units   |     Length of     | exit exam | 8th-grade |           reporting (2003)
 State or jurisdiction |required |    school year    | required  | students  |__________________________________
                       |  for    |     (in days)     |   for     | with 3 or | Spending  |Positive | Watching
                       |gradua-  |                   |graduation | more hours|30 minutes |attitudes| 6 or more
                       | tion    |___________________|  in 2002  |  of math  |  or more  | toward  | hours of
                       |in 2002  |   2000  |   2002  |           |instruction|  on math  | math\2\ | television
                       |         |         |         |           | each week | homework  |         |or videotapes
                       |         |         |         |           |  (2003)   |each day\1\|         |  each day
_______________________|_________|_________|_________|___________|___________|___________|_________|____________
           1           |    2    |    3    |   4     |     5     |     6     |      7    |     8   |     9
_______________________|_________|_________|_________|___________|___________|___________|_________|____________
    United States .....|     --- |     --- |     --- |       --- |   88 (0.7)|        57 |      72 |    15 (0.2)
                       |_________|_________|_________|___________|___________|___________|_________|____________
Alabama ...............|        4|      175|      175|       Yes |   77 (4.1)|        55 |      74 |    21 (1.1)
Alaska ................|        2|      180|      180|        No |   92 (2.1)|       --- |     --- |  --- (---)
Arizona ...............|        2|\3\   175|      175|        No |   86 (3.3)|        59 |      72 |    11 (0.7)
Arkansas ..............|        3|      178|      178|        No |   86 (3.6)|        57 |      75 |    18 (0.9)
California ............|        2|      175|      180|       Yes |   87 (3.4)|        70 |      67 |    14 (0.7)
                       |         |         |         |           |           |           |         |
Colorado ..............|    (\4\)|   (\5\) |   (\5\) |        No |   91 (2.9)|        63 |      68 |     9 (0.7)
Connecticut ...........|        3|      180|      180|       Yes |   93 (2.3)|        56 |      73 |    15 (0.8)
Delaware ..............|        3|   (\5\) |   (\5\) |        No |  100(---) |        51 |      78 |    18 (0.8)
District of Columbia ..|        3|\6\   180|      183|        No |   92 (0.5)|        56 |      76 |    34 (1.1)
Florida ...............|        3|      180|      180|       Yes |   79 (4.6)|        57 |      74 |    20 (1.1)
                       |         |         |         |           |           |           |         |
Georgia ...............|        3|\6\   180|      180|       Yes |   83 (3.5)|        59 |      74 |    18 (0.9)
Hawaii ................|        3|      184|      183|        No |   93 (0.3)|        66 |      70 |    20 (0.8)
Idaho .................|\7\     4|      180|   (\5\) |        No |   90 (2.1)|        56 |      70 |     9 (0.6)
Illinois ..............|        2|\8\   180|      185|        No |   83 (3.6)|        62 |      73 |    15 (0.8)
Indiana................|\7\     4|      180|      180|       Yes |   87 (3.4)|        59 |      72 |    13 (0.9)
                       |         |         |         |           |           |           |         |
Iowa ..................|    (\4\)|      180|      180|        No |   84 (3.6)|        56 |      75 |    10 (0.6)
Kansas ................|        2|      186|      186|        No |   83 (4.3)|        56 |      75 |    11 (0.6)
Kentucky ..............|        3|      175|   (\5\) |        No |   90 (3.1)|        54 |      75 |    15 (0.8)
Louisiana .............|        3|      175|      175|       Yes |   92 (3.0)|        50 |      78 |    23 (1.0)
Maine .................|        2|      175|      175|        No |   91 (2.0)|        58 |      74 |    10 (0.7)
                       |         |         |         |           |           |           |         |
Maryland ..............|        3|      180|      180|       Yes |   83 (4.1)|        52 |      74 |    20 (0.9)
Massachusetts .........|    (\4\)|      180|      180|        No |   91 (3.0)|        60 |      75 |    11 (0.6)
Michigan ..............|    (\4\)|      180|      185|        No |   90 (3.1)|        52 |      74 |    16 (1.0)
Minnesota .............|        3|   (\9\) |   (\5\) |       Yes |   89 (2.7)|        53 |      74 |     8 (0.6)
Mississippi ...........|        3|      180|      180|       Yes |   82 (3.5)|        50 |      78 |    23 (1.1)
                       |         |         |         |           |           |           |         |
Missouri ..............|        2|      174|      174|        No |   91 (2.4)|        57 |      72 |    14 (0.7)
Montana ...............|        2|      180|      180|        No |   91 (1.3)|        58 |      75 |     9 (0.6)
Nebraska ..............|    (\4\)|   (\5\) |   (\5\) |        No |   89 (1.4)|        59 |      74 |    10 (0.7)
Nevada ................|        3|      180|      180|       Yes |   91 (0.6)|        60 |      71 |    16 (0.7)
New Hampshire .........|        2|      180|      180|       Yes |   92 (1.8)|        57 |      70 |    10 (0.6)
                       |         |         |         |           |           |           |         |
New Jersey ............|        3|     180 |      180|       Yes |   84 (4.1)|        54 |      76 |    15 (0.7)
New Mexico ............|        3|      180|      180|       Yes |   84 (3.1)|        61 |      72 |    13 (0.9)
New York ..............|        2|\6\   180|      180|       Yes |   91 (2.7)|        51 |      74 |    17 (0.8)
North Carolina ........|        3|      180|      180|       Yes |   81 (3.7)|        63 |      78 |    16 (0.6)
North Dakota ..........|    (\5\)|      173|      173|        No |   89 (1.5)|        54 |      76 |     8 (0.6)
                       |         |         |         |           |           |           |         |
Ohio ..................|        3|      182|      182|       Yes |   91 (3.2)|        53 |      73 |    14 (0.7)
Oklahoma ..............|        3|      180|      180|        No |   84 (3.8)|        55 |      68 |    14 (0.8)
Oregon ................|        2|   (\5\) |   (\5\) |        No |   88 (3.1)|        58 |      67 |    11 (0.7)
Pennsylvania ..........|     --- |      180|      180|        No |   93 (2.6)|        46 |      75 |    14 (0.9)
Rhode Island ..........|        2|      180|      180|           |   91 (0.4)|        55 |      68 |    14 (0.8)
                       |         |         |         |           |           |           |         |
South Carolina ........|        4|      180|      180|       Yes |   83 (4.0)|        55 |      77 |    19 (0.9)
South Dakota ..........|        2|     --- |   (\5\) |        No |   93 (1.0)|        60 |      76 |     8 (0.5)
Tennessee .............|        3|      180|      180|       Yes |   85 (3.3)|        53 |      73 |    18 (1.0)
Texas .................|        3|      187|      180|       Yes |   92 (2.8)|        57 |      73 |    16 (0.8)
Utah ..................|        2|      180|      180|        No |   95 (1.9)|        53 |      66 |     7 (0.5)
                       |         |         |         |           |           |           |         |
Vermont ...............|\10\    5|      175|      175|        No |   78 (2.4)|        57 |      70 |    10 (0.7)
Virginia ..............|        3|      180|      180|       Yes |   92 (2.7)|        55 |      74 |    17 (1.0)
Washington ............|        2|\8\   180|      180|        No |   89 (3.5)|        59 |      70 |    12 (0.7)
West Virginia .........|        3|      180|      180|        No |   91 (3.0)|        47 |      75 |    15 (1.0)
Wisconsin .............|        2|      180|      180|        No |   93 (2.6)|        52 |      73 |    12 (0.9)
Wyoming ...............|        3|      175|      175|        No |   97 (0.2)|        58 |      73 |    11 (0.6)
                       |_________|_________|_________|___________|___________|___________|_________|____________
Department of Defense  |         |         |         |           |           |           |         |
  dependents schools:  |                                         |           |           |         |
   Domestic schools ...|        3|      183|      183|        No |   68 (1.3)|        63 |      79 |    17 (1.3)
   Overseas schools ...|        3|      183|      183|        No |   91 (0.5)|        72 |      74 |    11 (0.6)
_______________________|_________|_________|_________|___________|___________|___________|_________|____________

---Not available.
\1\Percent of students who report spending 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 1 hour, and over 1 hour on mathematics homework each day. No standard errors are reported here for aggregated data.
\2\Percent of students agreeing or strongly agreeing with this statement: "Mathematics is useful for solving everyday problems." No standard errors are reported here for aggregated data.
\3\1994 Data.
\4\Local board determines policy.
\5\No statewide policy.
\6\1996 Data.
\7\Semester credits.
\8\1998 Data.
\9\Varies by district.
\10\Includes math and science courses.

NOTE: Standard errors appear in parentheses.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2003 Mathematics Assessment, prepared by Educational Testing Service (columns 6 to 9); and Council of Chief State School Officers, Key State Education Policies on PK-12 Education: 2002 (columns 2 to 5). (This table was prepared August 2004.)

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