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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—Continued (Return to Table B.2.b.-2 )

  Total   City   Suburban   Town   Rural
State or jurisdiction Percent Standard
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United States 100 (†)   29 (0.5)   36 (0.4)   13 (0.5)   23 (0.5)
Alabama 100 (†)   22 (2.0)   15 (1.5)   16 (1.1)   46 (2.7)
Alaska 100 (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Arizona 100 (†)   42 (2.0)   25 (2.6)   12 (1.2)   21 (1.9)
Arkansas 100 (†)   27 (1.3)   10 (1.0)   23 (1.1)   40 (1.5)
California 100 (†)   45 (2.7)   38 (1.9)   8 (2.9)   9 (2.7)
                             
Colorado 100 (†)   30 (1.4)   35 (1.6)   8 (1.6)   26 (1.7)
Connecticut 100 (†)   25 (1.6)   56 (1.6)   6 (1.2)   13 (1.5)
Delaware 100 (†)   15 (0.4)   40 (0.3)   20 (0.2)   24 (0.3)
District of Columbia 100 (†)   100 (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Florida 100 (†)   21 (1.9)   55 (2.5)   8 (2.4)   17 (2.2)
                             
Georgia 100 (†)   12 (0.6)   39 (1.5)   9 (1.4)   40 (1.8)
Hawaii 100 (†)   24 (0.2)   36 (0.4)   28 (0.3)   12 (0.2)
Idaho 100 (†)   31 (1.1)   19 (0.5)   24 (1.2)   26 (1.0)
Illinois 100 (†)   30 (1.7)   47 (2.2)   11 (1.8)   13 (1.6)
Indiana 100 (†)   27 (1.7)   26 (1.8)   19 (1.5)   28 (1.5)
                             
Iowa 100 (†)   25 (1.8)   9 (1.1)   27 (1.5)   38 (1.5)
Kansas 100 (†)   25 (1.3)   12 (1.2)   25 (1.6)   38 (1.4)
Kentucky 100 (†)   19 (1.1)   16 (0.8)   25 (1.1)   40 (1.5)
Louisiana 100 (†)   24 (1.5)   20 (1.5)   23 (4.0)   33 (3.4)
Maine 100 (†)   11 (0.5)   14 (0.7)   19 (0.9)   57 (1.7)
                             
Maryland 100 (†)   15 (1.1)   60 (1.4)   6 (1.8)   19 (1.8)
Massachusetts 100 (†)   18 (0.8)   65 (3.6)   2 (1.1)   15 (3.6)
Michigan 100 (†)   21 (1.8)   42 (1.9)   12 (1.3)   25 (1.8)
Minnesota 100 (†)   17 (1.5)   34 (2.6)   21 (1.6)   29 (1.6)
Mississippi 100 (†)   7 (0.5)   16 (1.2)   28 (1.9)   49 (1.7)
                             
Missouri 100 (†)   15 (2.0)   34 (1.8)   22 (1.3)   30 (1.8)
Montana 100 (†)   24 (0.4)   1 (0.1)   35 (0.6)   39 (0.8)
Nebraska 100 (†)   34 (1.0)   15 (0.9)   23 (1.3)   27 (1.2)
Nevada 100 (†)   36 (1.2)   31 (1.3)   11 (1.1)   22 (1.6)
New Hampshire 100 (†)   13 (0.4)   31 (0.9)   15 (0.7)   41 (1.0)
                             
New Jersey 100 (†)   10 (1.0)   80 (1.4)   1 (0.5)   9 (1.2)
New Mexico 100 (†)   33 (1.1)   16 (1.0)   30 (0.7)   21 (0.9)
New York 100 (†)   43 (1.2)   36 (1.0)   7 (1.0)   13 (1.2)
North Carolina 100 (†)   24 (1.5)   15 (1.0)   14 (1.9)   48 (1.7)
North Dakota 100 (†)   22 (0.4)   14 (0.3)   20 (0.4)   44 (0.5)
                             
Ohio 100 (†)   17 (1.6)   43 (1.8)   14 (1.5)   26 (1.7)
Oklahoma 100 (†)   21 (0.9)   20 (1.0)   24 (0.9)   35 (1.5)
Oregon 100 (†)   34 (1.4)   27 (2.4)   27 (1.6)   12 (1.4)
Pennsylvania 100 (†)   17 (1.3)   51 (2.0)   13 (1.7)   19 (1.4)
Rhode Island 100 (†)   31 (0.3)   52 (0.3)   # (†)   17 (0.2)
                             
South Carolina 100 (†)   16 (1.7)   27 (1.6)   19 (1.0)   39 (1.8)
South Dakota 100 (†)   26 (0.3)   # (†)   26 (0.3)   48 (0.4)
Tennessee 100 (†)   30 (1.8)   18 (1.7)   14 (1.4)   39 (2.0)
Texas 100 (†)   43 (2.0)   27 (1.8)   10 (1.5)   19 (1.7)
Utah 100 (†)   19 (0.9)   57 (1.4)   13 (0.9)   11 (1.6)
                             
Vermont 100 (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Virginia 100 (†)   21 (0.8)   37 (1.5)   9 (1.3)   33 (1.5)
Washington 100 (†)   29 (1.6)   42 (2.0)   14 (1.2)   15 (1.8)
West Virginia 100 (†)   15 (1.0)   18 (1.1)   26 (1.5)   41 (1.1)
Wisconsin 100 (†)   28 (1.5)   23 (1.6)   23 (1.9)   25 (1.8)
Wyoming 100 (†)   22 (0.3)   # (†)   43 (0.4)   34 (0.5)
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading scale ranges from 0 to 500. For more details on urban-centric locale categories, see http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ruraled/definitions.asp. 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), 2011 Reading Assessment, NAEP Data Explorer.
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