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Table B.2.b.-2 Average National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) reading scale score and percentage distribution of 8th-grade public school students, by school locale and state or jurisdiction: 2009—Continued (Return to Table B.2.b.-2)
State or jurisdiction Town   Rural
Total   Fringe   Distant   Remote   Total   Fringe   Distant   Remote
Number Standard error   Number Standard error   Number Standard error   Number Standard error   Number Standard error   Number Standard error   Number Standard error   Number Standard error
  Percentage distribution
United States 14 (0.6)   4 (0.4)   6 (0.6)   4 (0.3)   23 (0.4)   12 (0.5)   7 (0.3)   3 (0.2)
Alabama 16 (1.2)   8 (2.2)   3 (1.7)   5 (1.7)   51 (1.4)   22 (0.9)   20 (2.1)   9 (2.0)
Alaska 29 (0.9)   8 (0.3)   7 (0.3)   14 (0.7)   28 (1.3)   8 (0.4)   2 (1.2)   19 (1.1)
Arizona 10 (1.9)   4 (2.1)   2 (1.3)   4 (1.7)   21 (2.1)   9 (1.9)   8 (2.7)   4 (1.1)
Arkansas 27 (1.8)   7 (1.8)   11 (1.9)   9 (1.7)   39 (2.1)   17 (1.9)   13 (2.3)   8 (1.9)
California 10 (3.4)   2 (1.3)   7 (3.2)   # (†)   8 (1.9)   4 (2.1)   3 (1.4)   # (†)
                                               
Colorado 10 (0.9)   5 (1.2)   # (†)   5 (1.8)   21 (2.1)   11 (3.0)   5 (2.1)   6 (1.6)
Connecticut 6 (1.7)   6 (1.7)   # (†)   # (†)   15 (2.0)   14 (2.0)   1 (†)   # (†)
Delaware 17 (0.3)   13 (0.2)   4 (0.1)   # (†)   27 (0.3)   23 (0.3)   4 (0.2)   # (†)
District of Columbia # (†)   # (†)   # (†)   # (†)   # (†)   # (†)   # (†)   # (†)
Florida 11 (2.6)   7 (2.1)   4 (1.6)   # (†)   14 (2.4)   11 (2.5)   1 (†)   1 (†)
                                               
Georgia 13 (1.7)   6 (1.7)   3 (1.7)   3 (†)   36 (1.3)   26 (1.2)   8 (1.8)   2 (1.6)
Hawaii 23 (0.2)   # (†)   # (†)   23 (0.2)   20 (0.3)   16 (0.3)   3 (0.1)   1 (0.1)
Idaho 22 (1.3)   3 (0.9)   10 (1.5)   10 (0.7)   31 (1.5)   15 (0.8)   8 (1.5)   8 (1.5)
Illinois 11 (1.3)   3 (0.2)   6 (1.6)   2 (1.5)   16 (1.7)   10 (2.2)   4 (1.3)   1 (†)
Indiana 18 (1.5)   3 (1.0)   15 (1.9)   # (†)   27 (1.6)   13 (1.6)   12 (1.5)   2 (1.1)
                                               
Iowa 29 (1.2)   5 (1.1)   9 (0.8)   16 (1.1)   34 (1.5)   9 (0.9)   13 (1.2)   12 (1.1)
Kansas 28 (1.9)   5 (1.8)   7 (1.7)   16 (1.4)   35 (3.1)   12 (2.1)   10 (3.3)   13 (1.1)
Kentucky 21 (2.1)   2 (†)   13 (1.8)   7 (1.7)   45 (2.5)   22 (2.6)   14 (1.7)   8 (1.3)
Louisiana 19 (1.7)   8 (1.5)   9 (1.8)   2 (†)   31 (2.3)   15 (1.5)   11 (1.6)   5 (1.2)
Maine 24 (0.8)   7 (0.9)   4 (0.2)   13 (1.2)   55 (1.5)   20 (1.1)   22 (1.4)   14 (1.6)
                                               
Maryland 7 (2.2)   3 (1.7)   2 (1.4)   2 (0.1)   16 (2.9)   14 (3.0)   2 (†)   # (†)
Massachusetts 4 (2.0)   3 (1.9)   1 (#)   # (†)   12 (2.1)   12 (2.1)   # (†)   # (†)
Michigan 13 (1.7)   8 (1.5)   2 (1.4)   3 (1.6)   22 (2.3)   11 (1.9)   7 (1.8)   4 (1.4)
Minnesota 20 (1.9)   3 (1.3)   9 (2.0)   7 (1.8)   26 (1.6)   9 (2.4)   7 (2.0)   10 (1.3)
Mississippi 29 (1.1)   2 (†)   7 (1.6)   20 (1.3)   48 (1.8)   15 (0.6)   24 (1.9)   10 (1.6)
                                               
Missouri 23 (1.6)   6 (2.0)   7 (1.7)   11 (1.0)   32 (1.8)   11 (1.1)   14 (2.3)   7 (1.5)
Montana 31 (1.1)   1 (0.1)   # (†)   30 (1.1)   42 (1.4)   8 (1.2)   12 (1.2)   23 (1.1)
Nebraska 21 (2.0)   1 (#)   3 (1.0)   17 (2.0)   29 (2.1)   5 (1.6)   9 (1.7)   15 (1.6)
Nevada 12 (2.4)   2 (1.0)   2 (†)   8 (2.7)   18 (1.4)   15 (1.3)   1 (#)   2 (0.8)
New Hampshire 18 (1.2)   6 (1.8)   6 (1.7)   6 (1.6)   36 (1.4)   15 (1.1)   17 (1.8)   4 (0.9)
                                               
New Jersey 2 (1.4)   2 (1.2)   1 (#)   # (†)   11 (1.5)   9 (2.1)   2 (1.3)   # (†)
New Mexico 30 (4.0)   5 (0.3)   3 (0.4)   23 (4.3)   24 (1.7)   14 (1.0)   3 (1.1)   8 (1.0)
New York 7 (1.2)   4 (1.5)   2 (1.2)   1 (†)   17 (1.1)   8 (0.3)   8 (1.0)   # (†)
North Carolina 14 (1.1)   7 (1.5)   7 (1.6)   # (†)   46 (1.8)   28 (1.5)   17 (1.7)   1 (0.9)
North Dakota 20 (0.3)   # (†)   2 (0.1)   18 (0.3)   48 (0.5)   8 (0.2)   6 (0.3)   34 (0.5)
                                               
Ohio 15 (1.9)   5 (1.6)   9 (1.7)   1 (#)   29 (1.6)   16 (1.7)   13 (1.8)   1 (#)
Oklahoma 23 (2.0)   4 (1.0)   10 (1.6)   9 (1.3)   38 (2.4)   14 (2.2)   15 (1.8)   9 (0.9)
Oregon 28 (2.1)   12 (1.1)   6 (1.8)   11 (2.7)   15 (1.6)   8 (2.4)   5 (1.1)   3 (0.9)
Pennsylvania 14 (1.0)   9 (2.1)   3 (1.7)   3 (1.6)   20 (1.7)   11 (1.5)   9 (1.0)   # (†)
Rhode Island 3 (0.1)   3 (0.1)   # (†)   # (†)   20 (0.3)   18 (0.3)   2 (0.1)   # (†)
                                               
South Carolina 19 (2.1)   6 (1.6)   13 (2.6)   1 (†)   37 (1.8)   23 (1.8)   11 (1.4)   2 (1.0)
South Dakota 29 (0.3)   2 (0.1)   5 (0.2)   22 (0.2)   48 (0.4)   10 (0.2)   7 (0.2)   31 (0.4)
Tennessee 16 (1.4)   4 (1.2)   10 (1.8)   2 (0.2)   42 (2.1)   21 (1.8)   18 (3.0)   4 (1.4)
Texas 13 (1.3)   3 (0.8)   7 (2.2)   3 (1.8)   18 (1.1)   11 (2.2)   4 (1.6)   3 (1.3)
Utah 13 (1.7)   5 (1.3)   3 (0.4)   5 (1.0)   12 (1.4)   7 (2.0)   2 (1.6)   3 (0.9)
                                               
Vermont 24 (0.3)   2 (0.1)   12 (0.2)   10 (0.2)   56 (0.3)   16 (0.2)   26 (0.3)   15 (0.3)
Virginia 8 (0.2)   1 (#)   7 (1.2)   1 (0.0)   30 (1.3)   18 (1.0)   8 (1.8)   4 (1.4)
Washington 14 (1.3)   7 (2.3)   3 (1.6)   5 (2.2)   15 (1.5)   6 (0.9)   7 (1.9)   2 (1.0)
West Virginia 25 (1.8)   4 (1.3)   13 (2.3)   7 (1.8)   47 (2.3)   15 (2.2)   24 (2.6)   8 (2.3)
Wisconsin 23 (1.4)   4 (2.1)   14 (2.5)   5 (2.2)   27 (1.5)   10 (0.9)   6 (1.8)   11 (1.4)
Wyoming 42 (0.4)   # (†)   # (†)   42 (0.4)   37 (0.5)   16 (0.3)   2 (0.2)   19 (0.4)
† 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/page2.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), 2009 Reading Assessment, NAEP Data Explorer.
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