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Table 8.  Percentage of public schools that had various special requirements for admission other than proof of immunization, age, or residence, by state: 2003–04

State Percent of schools that had special requirements for admission Of schools that had special requirements for admission, percent of schools that used various requirements 
  Admission test   Standardized achievement test   Academic record   Special student needs   Special student aptitudes, skills, or talents   Personal interview   Recom-
mendations
 
United States  12.2   9.5   14.9   49.6   56.2   17.2   30.5   34.1  
                                 
Alabama  12.9   5.8 ! 2.5 ! 41.8   47.5   13.7 ! 32.1   34.9  
Alaska  7.0   8.6 ! 5.9 ! 48.4   47.8   5.9 ! 53.6   57.4  
Arizona  10.8   10.8 ! 27.7   40.3   69.5   10.4 ! 31.0   18.0 !
Arkansas  15.5   10.9 ! 19.4 ! 46.8   49.3   26.2   9.1 ! 30.2  
California  11.1   6.0 ! 6.5 ! 44.1   52.1   17.5   12.3   53.6  
                                 
Colorado  13.3   9.2 ! 2.8 ! 29.5   60.1   24.3   60.1   45.2  
Connecticut  6.9   14.3 ! 23.2   43.4   53.1   14.4 ! 53.3   46.1  
Delaware  16.8   5.2 ! 3.6 ! 13.1 ! 40.3 ! 18.6 ! 17.4 ! 22.0 !
District of Columbia  20.5   #   16.5   50.2   50.4   22.2   60.4   45.1  
Florida  18.0   31.6   27.9   56.2   63.3   19.6 ! 34.9   41.2  
                                 
Georgia  12.6   6.0 ! 26.7 ! 84.3   38.6   25.7 ! 14.3 ! 35.5  
Hawaii  7.0   #   #   #   42.4   25.9 ! 24.6 ! 9.1 !
Idaho  13.8   #   3.0 ! 75.9   78.9   #   57.7   76.8  
Illinois  10.1   2.0 ! 37.1   48.3   64.4   6.0 ! 46.1   35.6  
Indiana  10.7   8.5 ! 7.9 ! 41.8   36.8   18.6 ! 48.8   41.6  
                                 
Iowa  4.3   #   38.6 ! 65.2   43.6 ! 28.3 ! 33.0 ! 15.3 !
Kansas  1.7 ! 32.2 ! 32.2 ! 75.8   67.8   32.2 ! 35.7 ! 81.0  
Kentucky  12.0   6.0 ! 6.4 ! 74.6   80.8   21.7 ! 62.2   60.5  
Louisiana  18.7   29.7   26.7   66.8   47.4   12.9   19.1   20.2  
Maine  10.1   #   1.9 ! 58.0   53.3   34.0 ! 36.6 ! 8.6 !
                                 
Maryland  6.6   9.5 ! 17.9 ! 52.4   72.6   35.6 ! 27.1 ! 27.5 !
Massachusetts  13.8   6.1 ! 12.0 ! 63.7   53.6   22.0   27.8   20.1  
Michigan  15.3   8.8 ! 16.3 ! 55.2   74.3   8.3 ! 38.9   52.3  
Minnesota  17.2   #   #   29.2   97.6   6.6 ! 35.3   42.3  
Mississippi  17.3   8.7 ! 10.0   73.1   35.4   21.1   15.5   13.8  
                                 
Missouri  18.2   5.4 ! 11.0 ! 51.0   84.6   22.6   24.3   23.7  
Montana  9.9   #   37.7   49.5   47.0   7.4 ! 6.8 ! 12.8 !
Nebraska  4.5 ! #   #   77.8   22.2 ! 11.7 ! 28.3 ! 33.9 !
Nevada  11.2   3.1 ! 14.4 ! 32.6 ! 46.7   13.3 ! 3.4 ! 24.2 !
New Hampshire  2.7 ! #   #   82.7   10.0 ! #   41.0 ! #  
                                 
New Jersey  11.1   39.4 ! 2.1 ! 28.1 ! 42.1 ! 15.1 ! 37.1 ! 36.6 !
New Mexico  16.1   13.6   18.6   50.7   59.3   26.5   40.8   27.3  
New York  6.4   26.1 ! 20.9 ! 58.4   36.0   2.9 ! 20.9 ! 5.3 !
North Carolina  8.8   #   15.2 ! 54.9   64.9   6.5 ! 31.3   54.0  
North Dakota  6.9   10.4 ! 35.0   78.4   62.9   16.5 ! #   #  
                                 
Ohio  9.4   7.4 ! 3.6 ! 57.5   44.0   20.8   53.5   21.2  
Oklahoma  6.0   3.9 ! 26.5 ! 52.2   36.0   29.6   28.4   18.2  
Oregon  7.7   #   #   45.7 ! 68.2   8.0 ! 38.1 ! 38.5 !
Pennsylvania  10.9   #   16.8 ! 63.6   57.1   36.3   17.7   20.0  
Rhode Island  5.4   16.5 ! 16.5 ! 53.3 ! #   #   11.5 ! #  
                                 
South Carolina  8.0   27.3 ! 23.2 ! 72.6   30.3   28.8   32.0 ! 23.7 !
South Dakota  6.7   24.8 ! 24.8 ! 54.8   69.4   30.5 ! #   24.8 !
Tennessee  11.4   20.6 ! 27.6   59.8   35.9   17.5 ! 8.4 ! 32.7  
Texas  23.3   2.0 ! 15.0   33.4   43.1   13.9   23.5   23.4  
Utah  13.2   14.3 ! 12.4 ! 30.6   79.0   23.7 ! 20.6 ! 39.5  
                                 
Vermont  2.7   #   #   48.7 ! 22.1 ! #   26.6 ! #  
Virginia  11.7   2.4 ! 12.7 ! 67.4   58.0   41.9   15.0 ! 31.5  
Washington  13.7   23.6 ! 19.0 ! 49.3   73.8   10.9 ! 68.6   57.3  
West Virginia  10.3   20.0 ! 2.8 ! 33.5   66.2   25.7 ! 33.9   31.6  
Wisconsin  10.4   4.9 ! 10.2 ! 61.9   92.7   15.1 ! 57.8   44.4  
Wyoming  13.6   6.7 ! #   63.9   72.1   25.0 ! 55.8   51.4  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, Public School Data File,
2003–04.

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