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U.S. States' Mathematics and Science Achievement in 2011

In the United States, besides the national samples of public and private schools drawn to represent the nation at grade 4 and at grade 8, several state public school samples were also drawn so that nine states could benchmark their student performance internationally.  This page presents the results for these states:  Florida and North Carolina at grade 4 and 8, and Alabama, California, Connecticut, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and North Carolina at grade 8.

4th Grade

  • Among the U.S. states that participated in TIMSS at grade 4, North Carolina scored above the TIMSS scale average and the U.S. national average in mathematics, while Florida scored above the TIMSS scale average but was not measurably different from the U.S. national average in mathematics.
  • In science, at grade 4, both Florida and North Carolina scored above the TIMSS scale average, but were not measurably different from the U.S. national average.

For individual state results in mathematics and science, please click the links below.

8th Grade

  • Among the nine U.S. states that participated in TIMSS at grade 8, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Indiana scored both above the TIMSS scale average and the U.S. national average in mathematics. Colorado, Connecticut, and Florida scored above the TIMSS scale average, but they were not measurably different from the U.S. national average.  California was not measurably different from the TIMSS scale average but scored below the U.S. national average, while Alabama scored both below the TIMSS scale average and the U.S. national average in mathematics.
  • In science, at grade 8, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Colorado scored both above the TIMSS scale average and the U.S. national average.  Indiana, Connecticut, North Carolina, and Florida scored above the TIMSS scale average, but they were not measurably different from the U.S. national average. California was not measurably different from the TIMSS scale average but scored below the U.S. national average, while Alabama scored both below the TIMSS scale average and the U.S. national average in science.

For individual state results in mathematics and science, please click the links below.