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Education in States and Nations: 1991

(ESN) Table 19b: Percentage of public school 8th-graders assigned to math classes based on ability (according to teachers), percentage of public school 8th-graders who report working in small groups on math problems, and percentage of public school 8th-graders who report taking a math test at least once a week, by state: 1992

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              Percent of students  Percent of students  Percent of students
                 in schools where    who work in small   who take math test
                 math classes are      groups at least        at least once
State            based on ability        once per week             per week
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Alabama                        49                  32                 84
Arizona                        57                  37                 62
Arkansas                       57                  32                 74
California                     61                  43                 54
Colorado                       57                  41                 53
Connecticut                    75                  32                 55
Delaware                       84                  39                 64
District of Columbia           42                  53                 71
Florida                        69                  35                 74
Georgia                        74                  35                 71
Hawaii                         81                  40                 60
Idaho                          67                  44                 55
Indiana                        63                  29                 56
Iowa                           48                  32                 47
Kentucky                       61                  38                 54
Louisiana                      43                  35                 92
Maine                          50                  40                 51
Maryland                       84                  37                 62
Massachusetts                  81                  31                 68
Michigan                       58                  40                 60
Minnesota                      52                  40                 50
Mississippi                    44                  27                 87
Missouri                       56                  31                 49
Nebraska                       51                  37                 47
New Hampshire                  57                  39                 60
New Jersey                     72                  36                 62
New Mexico                     65                  37                 66
New York                       67                  29                 65
North Carolina                 70                  38                 72
North Dakota                   25                  32                 61
Ohio                           55                  31                 63
Oklahoma                       55                  27                 58
Pennsylvania                   69                  32                 60
Rhode Island                   75                  33                 69
South Carolina                 80                  37                 79
Tennessee                      56                  31                 76
Texas                          50                  38                 70
Utah                           81                  36                 46
Virginia                       66                  35                 71
West Virginia                  64                  31                 59
Wisconsin                      44                  38                 49
Wyoming                        61                  47                 54
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NOTES: Data for the states of Alaska, Illinois, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Vermont, and Washington are not available because they did not participate in the survey. Differences exist in the wording of the question regarding group problem solving that may account for difference in results between the United States' averages on the two questionnaire administrations, the IAEP and the NAEP. See technical note for Indicator 19 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 9.4, 9.16, and 9.33.

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