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Education in States and Nations: 1991

(ESN) Table 17b: Percentage of 8th-grade public school students who report they sometimes use calculators in math class or computers for school work or homework, by state: 1992

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                        Percent who        Percent who
State               use calculators      use computers
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Alabama                          66                 29
Arizona                          67                 40
Arkansas                         59                 29
California                       73                 44
Colorado                         83                 52
Connecticut                      74                 50
Delaware                         74                 37
District of Columbia             75                 46
Florida                          62                 32
Georgia                          67                 33
Hawaii                           66                 38
Idaho                            82                 41
Indiana                          62                 37
Iowa                             82                 52
Kentucky                         84                 36
Louisiana                        60                 29
Maine                            88                 61
Maryland                         72                 47
Massachusetts                    52                 47
Michigan                         82                 40
Minnesota                        87                 48
Mississippi                      47                 29
Missouri                         85                 33
Nebraska                         82                 49
New Hampshire                    81                 51
New Jersey                       68                 46
New Mexico                       66                 43
New York                         51                 43
North Carolina                   66                 36
North Dakota                     81                 42
Ohio                             71                 34
Oklahoma                         52                 35
Pennsylvania                     62                 41
Rhode Island                     66                 43
South Carolina                   66                 40
Tennessee                        60                 26
Texas                            78                 45
Utah                             79                 57
Virginia                         63                 42
West Virginia                    64                 33
Wisconsin                        85                 50
Wyoming                          82                 51
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NOTE: The states of Alaska, Illinois, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Vermont, and Washington did not participate in the 1992 NAEP Trial State Assessment, the source for these data. Differences exist in the wording of the question regarding calculator use and in the samples of students questioned that may account for difference in results between the United States' averages on the two questionnaire administrations, the IAEP and the NAEP. See supplemental note for Indicator 17 for an explanation of the difficulties inherent in comparing results between the two administrations.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Data Compendium for the NAEP 1992 Mathematics Assessment of the Nation and the States, Tables 10.15 and 10.23.



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