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Table B.2.b.-2 Average National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading scale score and percentage distribution for 8th-grade public school students, by school locale and state or jurisdiction: 2011 (View Table B.2.b.-2 continued)

  Total   City   Suburban   Town   Rural
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United States 264 (0.2)   257 (0.4)   267 (0.4)   263 (0.5)   266 (0.4)
Alabama 258 (1.5)   252 (2.5)   266 (3.0)   259 (2.2)   259 (2.3)
Alaska 261 (0.9)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Arizona 260 (1.2)   257 (1.7)   268 (2.5)   257 (3.2)   259 (2.5)
Arkansas 259 (0.9)   260 (2.2)   263 (3.4)   258 (1.8)   258 (1.7)
California 255 (1.0)   251 (1.5)   257 (1.6)   262 (3.2)   261 (3.4)
                             
Colorado 271 (1.4)   264 (3.1)   274 (2.2)   267 (4.3)   275 (1.8)
Connecticut 275 (0.9)   261 (1.7)   278 (1.2)   279 (4.7)   284 (1.8)
Delaware 266 (0.6)   264 (2.1)   263 (1.2)   265 (1.1)   273 (1.5)
District of Columbia 242 (0.9)   242 (0.9)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Florida 262 (1.0)   261 (2.4)   263 (1.3)   259 (3.2)   263 (2.8)
                             
Georgia 262 (1.1)   251 (5.6)   264 (1.5)   263 (2.6)   264 (1.3)
Hawaii 257 (0.7)   263 (1.3)   256 (1.4)   254 (1.5)   257 (1.3)
Idaho 268 (0.7)   269 (1.5)   266 (1.5)   271 (1.4)   265 (1.4)
Illinois 266 (0.8)   260 (1.5)   268 (1.5)   264 (2.8)   270 (2.4)
Indiana 265 (1.0)   259 (2.2)   268 (1.7)   266 (2.2)   267 (1.7)
                             
Iowa 265 (1.0)   258 (1.5)   269 (2.3)   263 (2.1)   268 (1.6)
Kansas 267 (1.0)   262 (2.1)   274 (2.4)   264 (2.0)   271 (1.4)
Kentucky 269 (0.8)   264 (1.7)   269 (2.6)   268 (1.6)   271 (1.3)
Louisiana 255 (1.5)   257 (2.5)   255 (2.4)   244 (4.7)   260 (2.0)
Maine 270 (0.8)   270 (2.4)   279 (1.9)   265 (1.4)   269 (1.3)
                             
Maryland 271 (1.2)   266 (1.9)   269 (1.6)   275 (3.8)   281 (2.3)
Massachusetts 275 (1.0)   262 (2.2)   278 (1.1)   (†)   279 (4.0)
Michigan 265 (0.9)   260 (3.1)   267 (1.0)   263 (3.7)   269 (1.6)
Minnesota 270 (1.0)   265 (2.6)   272 (1.6)   269 (2.1)   272 (1.8)
Mississippi 254 (1.2)   253 (3.4)   263 (1.7)   248 (1.7)   254 (2.0)
                             
Missouri 267 (1.1)   260 (4.6)   268 (1.8)   267 (1.9)   269 (1.6)
Montana 273 (0.6)   274 (1.2)   (†)   271 (1.1)   274 (1.1)
Nebraska 268 (0.7)   264 (1.1)   268 (2.2)   270 (1.3)   270 (1.4)
Nevada 258 (0.9)   257 (1.6)   252 (1.9)   267 (2.1)   265 (1.7)
New Hampshire 272 (0.7)   257 (2.0)   272 (1.3)   273 (1.9)   277 (1.1)
                             
New Jersey 275 (1.2)   259 (4.9)   277 (1.2)   (†)   280 (1.6)
New Mexico 256 (0.9)   255 (1.4)   258 (2.0)   258 (1.5)   253 (1.6)
New York 266 (1.1)   256 (1.8)   273 (2.0)   270 (4.2)   274 (2.4)
North Carolina 263 (0.9)   264 (2.2)   265 (2.6)   257 (3.4)   264 (1.3)
North Dakota 269 (0.7)   270 (1.6)   273 (1.9)   266 (1.3)   268 (1.0)
                             
Ohio 268 (1.1)   252 (2.5)   272 (2.1)   268 (2.3)   273 (2.0)
Oklahoma 260 (1.1)   257 (2.5)   263 (2.3)   261 (2.1)   260 (1.5)
Oregon 264 (0.9)   265 (1.4)   269 (1.7)   259 (2.0)   263 (2.3)
Pennsylvania 268 (1.3)   252 (2.9)   271 (2.2)   269 (2.8)   273 (2.5)
Rhode Island 265 (0.7)   255 (1.4)   269 (0.9)   (†)   271 (2.1)
                             
South Carolina 260 (0.9)   264 (3.1)   264 (1.9)   256 (1.7)   258 (1.4)
South Dakota 269 (0.8)   270 (1.4)   (†)   272 (1.1)   267 (1.0)
Tennessee 259 (1.0)   252 (2.0)   266 (2.4)   258 (2.1)   262 (1.5)
Texas 261 (1.0)   259 (1.3)   263 (1.9)   260 (3.5)   265 (2.4)
Utah 267 (0.8)   264 (1.6)   269 (1.2)   266 (2.3)   265 (2.1)
                             
Vermont 274 (0.9)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Virginia 267 (1.2)   264 (2.6)   275 (1.8)   260 (4.6)   263 (2.1)
Washington 268 (1.0)   265 (2.7)   270 (1.3)   266 (3.2)   267 (2.4)
West Virginia 256 (0.9)   258 (2.2)   262 (2.1)   255 (1.6)   253 (1.4)
Wisconsin 267 (0.9)   257 (1.9)   275 (1.4)   269 (2.2)   269 (1.9)
Wyoming 270 (1.0)   269 (1.6)   (†)   271 (1.3)   268 (1.5)
See notes at end of table.
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