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Table 222.50. Average National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics scale score of 4th-grade public school students and percentage attaining mathematics achievement levels, by state: Selected years, 1992 through 2013
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
State Average scale score1 Percent attaining mathematics achievement levels, 2013
1992 2000 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 At or above Basic2 At or above Profi-cient3 At Ad-vanced4
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8   9 10 11 12
United States 219 (0.8) 224 (1.0) 234 (0.2) 237 (0.2) 239 (0.2) 239 (0.2) 240 (0.2) 241 (0.2) 82 (0.2) 41 (0.3) 8 (0.2)
Alabama 208 (1.6) 217 (1.2) 223 (1.2) 225 (0.9) 229 (1.3) 228 (1.1) 231 (1.0) 233 (1.0) 75 (1.4) 30 (1.6) 3 (0.5)
Alaska (†) (†) 233 (0.8) 236 (1.0) 237 (1.0) 237 (0.9) 236 (0.9) 236 (0.8) 77 (1.1) 37 (1.1) 6 (0.6)
Arizona 215 (1.1) 219 (1.3) 229 (1.1) 230 (1.1) 232 (1.0) 230 (1.1) 235 (1.1) 240 (1.2) 82 (1.1) 40 (1.8) 7 (1.0)
Arkansas 210 (0.9) 216 (1.1) 229 (0.9) 236 (0.9) 238 (1.1) 238 (0.9) 238 (0.8) 240 (0.9) 83 (1.0) 39 (1.4) 5 (0.6)
California5 208 (1.6) 213 (1.6) 227 (0.9) 230 (0.6) 230 (0.7) 232 (1.2) 234 (1.4) 234 (1.2) 74 (1.5) 33 (1.7) 5 (0.7)
                                             
Colorado 221 (1.0) (†) 235 (1.0) 239 (1.1) 240 (1.0) 243 (1.0) 244 (0.9) 247 (0.8) 87 (1.0) 50 (1.3) 11 (0.9)
Connecticut 227 (1.1) 234 (1.1) 241 (0.8) 242 (0.8) 243 (1.1) 245 (1.0) 242 (1.3) 243 (0.9) 83 (1.1) 45 (1.3) 9 (0.9)
Delaware 218 (0.8) (†) 236 (0.5) 240 (0.5) 242 (0.4) 239 (0.5) 240 (0.6) 243 (0.7) 86 (0.9) 42 (1.1) 7 (0.6)
District of Columbia 193 (0.5) 192 (1.1) 205 (0.7) 211 (0.8) 214 (0.8) 219 (0.7) 222 (0.7) 229 (0.7) 66 (1.3) 28 (1.0) 6 (0.7)
Florida 214 (1.5) (†) 234 (1.1) 239 (0.7) 242 (0.8) 242 (1.0) 240 (0.8) 242 (0.8) 84 (0.9) 41 (1.3) 6 (0.7)
                                             
Georgia 216 (1.2) 219 (1.1) 230 (1.0) 234 (1.0) 235 (0.8) 236 (0.9) 238 (0.7) 240 (1.0) 81 (1.2) 39 (1.5) 7 (0.7)
Hawaii 214 (1.3) 216 (1.0) 227 (1.0) 230 (0.8) 234 (0.8) 236 (1.1) 239 (0.7) 243 (0.8) 83 (0.8) 46 (1.3) 9 (0.7)
Idaho5 222 (1.0) 224 (1.4) 235 (0.7) 242 (0.7) 241 (0.7) 241 (0.8) 240 (0.6) 241 (0.9) 83 (1.0) 40 (1.5) 6 (0.8)
Illinois5 (†) 223 (1.9) 233 (1.1) 233 (1.0) 237 (1.1) 238 (1.0) 239 (1.1) 239 (1.2) 79 (1.0) 39 (1.7) 8 (1.0)
Indiana5 221 (1.0) 233 (1.1) 238 (0.9) 240 (0.9) 245 (0.8) 243 (0.9) 244 (1.0) 249 (0.9) 90 (0.8) 52 (1.5) 10 (1.0)
                                             
Iowa5 230 (1.0) 231 (1.2) 238 (0.7) 240 (0.7) 243 (0.8) 243 (0.8) 243 (0.8) 246 (0.9) 87 (0.9) 48 (1.6) 9 (0.9)
Kansas5 (†) 232 (1.6) 242 (1.0) 246 (1.0) 248 (0.9) 245 (1.0) 246 (0.9) 246 (0.8) 89 (0.9) 48 (1.4) 8 (0.7)
Kentucky 215 (1.0) 219 (1.4) 229 (1.1) 232 (0.9) 235 (0.9) 239 (1.1) 241 (0.8) 241 (0.9) 84 (0.9) 41 (1.4) 6 (0.7)
Louisiana 204 (1.5) 218 (1.4) 226 (1.0) 230 (0.9) 230 (1.0) 229 (1.0) 231 (1.0) 231 (1.2) 75 (1.4) 26 (1.8) 3 (0.6)
Maine5 232 (1.0) 230 (1.0) 238 (0.7) 241 (0.8) 242 (0.8) 244 (0.8) 244 (0.7) 246 (0.7) 88 (0.8) 47 (1.4) 9 (0.7)
                                             
Maryland 217 (1.3) 222 (1.2) 233 (1.3) 238 (1.0) 240 (0.9) 244 (0.9) 247 (0.9) 245 (1.3) 82 (1.1) 47 (1.7) 13 (1.5)
Massachusetts 227 (1.2) 233 (1.2) 242 (0.8) 247 (0.8) 252 (0.8) 252 (0.9) 253 (0.8) 253 (1.0) 90 (0.8) 58 (1.5) 16 (1.1)
Michigan5 220 (1.7) 229 (1.6) 236 (0.9) 238 (1.2) 238 (1.3) 236 (1.0) 236 (1.1) 237 (1.1) 77 (1.2) 37 (1.7) 7 (0.8)
Minnesota5 228 (0.9) 234 (1.3) 242 (0.9) 246 (1.0) 247 (1.0) 249 (1.1) 249 (0.9) 253 (1.1) 90 (1.0) 59 (1.7) 16 (1.1)
Mississippi 202 (1.1) 211 (1.1) 223 (1.0) 227 (0.9) 228 (1.0) 227 (1.0) 230 (0.9) 231 (0.7) 74 (1.2) 26 (1.2) 2 (0.4)
                                             
Missouri 222 (1.2) 228 (1.2) 235 (0.9) 235 (0.9) 239 (0.9) 241 (1.2) 240 (0.9) 240 (0.8) 83 (1.1) 39 (1.3) 5 (0.7)
Montana5 (†) 228 (1.7) 236 (0.8) 241 (0.8) 244 (0.8) 244 (0.7) 244 (0.6) 244 (0.6) 86 (0.9) 45 (1.2) 7 (0.6)
Nebraska 225 (1.2) 225 (1.8) 236 (0.8) 238 (0.9) 238 (1.1) 239 (1.0) 240 (1.0) 243 (1.0) 84 (1.1) 45 (1.5) 8 (0.7)
Nevada (†) 220 (1.0) 228 (0.8) 230 (0.8) 232 (0.9) 235 (0.9) 237 (0.8) 236 (0.8) 80 (1.1) 34 (1.2) 4 (0.5)
New Hampshire 230 (1.2) (†) 243 (0.9) 246 (0.9) 249 (0.8) 251 (0.8) 252 (0.6) 253 (0.8) 93 (0.8) 59 (1.2) 12 (0.8)
                                             
New Jersey 227 (1.5) (†) 239 (1.1) 244 (1.1) 249 (1.1) 247 (1.0) 248 (0.9) 247 (1.1) 87 (0.9) 49 (1.7) 10 (1.1)
New Mexico 213 (1.4) 213 (1.5) 223 (1.1) 224 (0.8) 228 (0.9) 230 (1.0) 233 (0.8) 233 (0.7) 74 (1.0) 31 (1.0) 4 (0.4)
New York5 218 (1.2) 225 (1.4) 236 (0.9) 238 (0.9) 243 (0.8) 241 (0.7) 238 (0.8) 240 (1.0) 82 (1.2) 40 (1.5) 7 (0.6)
North Carolina 213 (1.1) 230 (1.1) 242 (0.8) 241 (0.9) 242 (0.8) 244 (0.8) 245 (0.7) 245 (0.9) 87 (0.9) 45 (1.4) 8 (0.8)
North Dakota 229 (0.8) 230 (1.2) 238 (0.7) 243 (0.5) 245 (0.5) 245 (0.6) 245 (0.4) 246 (0.5) 89 (0.6) 48 (1.0) 7 (0.6)
                                             
Ohio5 219 (1.2) 230 (1.5) 238 (1.0) 242 (1.0) 245 (1.0) 244 (1.1) 244 (0.8) 246 (1.1) 86 (0.9) 48 (1.7) 10 (1.0)
Oklahoma 220 (1.0) 224 (1.0) 229 (1.0) 234 (1.0) 237 (0.8) 237 (0.9) 237 (0.8) 239 (0.7) 83 (1.0) 36 (1.3) 5 (0.6)
Oregon5 (†) 224 (1.8) 236 (0.9) 238 (0.8) 236 (1.0) 238 (0.9) 237 (0.9) 240 (1.3) 81 (1.2) 40 (2.0) 8 (0.9)
Pennsylvania 224 (1.3) (†) 236 (1.1) 241 (1.2) 244 (0.8) 244 (1.1) 246 (1.1) 244 (1.0) 85 (1.0) 44 (1.7) 8 (0.8)
Rhode Island 215 (1.5) 224 (1.1) 230 (1.0) 233 (0.9) 236 (0.9) 239 (0.8) 242 (0.7) 241 (0.8) 83 (1.0) 42 (1.2) 7 (0.6)
                                             
South Carolina 212 (1.1) 220 (1.4) 236 (0.9) 238 (0.9) 237 (0.8) 236 (0.9) 237 (1.0) 237 (1.0) 79 (1.3) 35 (1.5) 5 (0.7)
South Dakota (†) (†) 237 (0.7) 242 (0.5) 241 (0.7) 242 (0.5) 241 (0.6) 241 (0.5) 84 (1.0) 40 (1.1) 5 (0.6)
Tennessee 211 (1.4) 220 (1.4) 228 (1.0) 232 (1.2) 233 (0.9) 232 (1.1) 233 (0.9) 240 (0.9) 80 (1.2) 40 (1.4) 7 (0.9)
Texas 218 (1.2) 231 (1.1) 237 (0.9) 242 (0.6) 242 (0.7) 240 (0.7) 241 (1.1) 242 (0.9) 84 (1.0) 41 (1.5) 7 (0.9)
Utah 224 (1.0) 227 (1.3) 235 (0.8) 239 (0.8) 239 (0.9) 240 (1.0) 243 (0.8) 243 (0.9) 83 (1.0) 44 (1.4) 8 (0.9)
                                             
Vermont5 (†) 232 (1.6) 242 (0.8) 244 (0.5) 246 (0.5) 248 (0.4) 247 (0.5) 248 (0.6) 87 (0.7) 52 (1.1) 11 (0.7)
Virginia 221 (1.3) 230 (1.0) 239 (1.1) 241 (0.9) 244 (0.9) 243 (1.0) 245 (0.8) 246 (1.1) 88 (0.9) 47 (1.7) 9 (1.2)
Washington (†) (†) 238 (1.0) 242 (0.9) 243 (1.0) 242 (0.8) 243 (0.9) 246 (1.1) 86 (0.8) 48 (1.6) 10 (1.2)
West Virginia 215 (1.1) 223 (1.3) 231 (0.8) 231 (0.7) 236 (0.9) 233 (0.8) 235 (0.7) 237 (0.8) 81 (1.0) 35 (1.2) 4 (0.5)
Wisconsin5 229 (1.1) (†) 237 (0.9) 241 (0.9) 244 (0.9) 244 (0.9) 245 (0.8) 245 (1.0) 85 (1.1) 47 (1.6) 9 (0.8)
Wyoming 225 (0.9) 229 (1.1) 241 (0.6) 243 (0.6) 244 (0.5) 242 (0.6) 244 (0.4) 247 (0.4) 90 (0.7) 48 (0.9) 7 (0.5)
Department of Defense
   dependents
   schools6
(†) 227 (0.6) 237 (0.4) 239 (0.5) 240 (0.4) 240 (0.5) 241 (0.4) 245 (0.4) 89 (0.6) 45 (0.8) 6 (0.6)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
1 Scale ranges from 0 to 500.
2 Basic denotes partial mastery of the knowledge and skills that are fundamental for proficient work at the 4th-grade level.
3 Proficient represents solid academic performance for 4th-graders. Students reaching this level have demonstrated competency over challenging subject matter.
4 Advanced signifies superior performance.
5 Did not meet one or more of the guidelines for school participation in 2000. Data are subject to appreciable nonresponse bias.
6 Prior to 2005, NAEP divided the Department of Defense (DoD) schools into two jurisdictions, domestic and overseas. In 2005, NAEP began combining the DoD domestic and overseas schools into a single jurisdiction. Data shown in this table for years prior to 2005 were recalculated for comparability.
NOTE: With the exception of 1992, 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.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 1992, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013 Mathematics Assessments, retrieved November 21, 2013, from the Main NAEP Data Explorer (http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/naepdata/). (This table was prepared November 2013.)
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