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Table 222.55. Average National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics scale score of 4th-grade public school students, by race/ethnicity, school's level of free or reduced-price lunch eligibility, and state: 2015
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
State Race/ethnicity Percent of students in school eligible for free or reduced-price lunch
White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Two or more races 0-25 percent eligible
(low poverty)
26-50 percent eligible 51-75 percent eligible 76-100 percent eligible
(high poverty)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
United States 248 (0.3) 224 (0.4) 230 (0.5) 259 (1.2) 226 (2.2) 228 (1.1) 244 (0.8) 257 (0.7) 245 (0.5) 237 (0.5) 226 (0.5)
Alabama 239 (1.3) 217 (1.4) 221 (2.3) (†) (†) (†) (†) 250 (3.1) 238 (2.5) 232 (1.7) 219 (1.5)
Alaska 246 (1.3) 221 (2.9) 235 (2.8) 239 (3.0) 216 (4.2) 219 (2.2) 243 (2.2) 254 (2.4) 240 (1.5) 232 (2.0) 219 (2.5)
Arizona 251 (1.6) 231 (3.1) 229 (1.1) (†) (†) 220 (3.1) (†) 257 (3.3) 248 (2.7) 233 (2.1) 227 (1.4)
Arkansas 240 (0.9) 221 (1.6) 231 (2.2) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 243 (2.1) 236 (1.1) 228 (1.7)
California 246 (1.9) 222 (2.5) 222 (1.2) 254 (3.2) (†) (†) 257 (7.0) 260 (3.0) 237 (2.5) 230 (2.3) 219 (1.7)
                                             
Colorado 253 (1.0) 221 (4.3) 227 (1.2) (†) (†) (†) 252 (3.1) 258 (1.4) 244 (2.1) 235 (2.3) 224 (2.0)
Connecticut 249 (1.0) 218 (2.0) 224 (1.5) 259 (2.8) (†) (†) (†) 251 (1.5) 240 (1.9) 229 (2.0) 218 (2.4)
Delaware 247 (0.8) 227 (0.9) 232 (1.4) 258 (2.7) (†) (†) 241 (2.8) 255 (1.6) 243 (1.2) 237 (1.4) 230 (1.1)
District of Columbia 274 (1.7) 223 (0.8) 231 (1.8) (†) (†) (†) (†) 257 (1.7) 244 (3.1) 232 (2.5) 222 (0.9)
Florida 251 (1.3) 228 (1.8) 240 (1.1) 262 (3.5) (†) (†) 244 (3.7) 259 (1.8) 251 (2.2) 245 (1.2) 232 (1.4)
                                             
Georgia 245 (1.5) 224 (1.6) 234 (1.8) 262 (5.5) (†) (†) 238 (3.4) 257 (5.3) 246 (2.2) 241 (1.4) 226 (1.8)
Hawaii 248 (1.8) (†) 236 (2.4) 244 (1.4) 226 (1.5) (†) 241 (3.1) 257 (1.6) 244 (1.7) 234 (1.5) 220 (2.9)
Idaho 243 (1.0) (†) 221 (1.5) (†) (†) (†) (†) 254 (2.0) 243 (1.6) 236 (1.3) 224 (2.0)
Illinois 248 (1.4) 215 (1.9) 228 (1.7) 262 (3.7) (†) (†) 244 (4.0) 253 (4.2) 243 (2.5) 236 (2.3) 221 (1.8)
Indiana 252 (1.0) 229 (1.9) 240 (2.2) (†) (†) (†) 244 (3.3) 260 (2.5) 252 (1.7) 246 (1.7) 236 (3.5)
                                             
Iowa 248 (0.9) 222 (3.1) 226 (2.2) 251 (5.1) (†) (†) 235 (3.5) 255 (1.7) 247 (1.3) 237 (1.9) 226 (3.4)
Kansas 247 (1.0) 218 (2.3) 228 (1.7) 255 (3.8) (†) (†) 240 (2.8) 258 (2.0) 243 (1.6) 241 (1.3) 225 (2.1)
Kentucky 244 (1.2) 226 (1.3) 234 (2.4) 258 (9.3) (†) (†) 243 (3.1) (†) 251 (2.6) 241 (1.6) 233 (1.4)
Louisiana 242 (1.2) 224 (1.3) 238 (2.4) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 244 (2.6) 238 (1.8) 230 (1.6)
Maine 243 (0.8) 223 (4.1) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 258 (2.7) 243 (1.1) 239 (1.3) 229 (3.4)
                                             
Maryland 252 (1.4) 224 (1.1) 229 (1.5) 262 (3.1) (†) (†) 245 (3.2) 255 (2.0) 245 (1.7) 231 (1.6) 221 (1.8)
Massachusetts 256 (1.3) 230 (2.2) 232 (1.9) 273 (3.5) (†) (†) 253 (4.3) 263 (2.1) 249 (1.6) 237 (3.9) 231 (2.3)
Michigan 241 (1.0) 212 (2.6) 223 (3.7) 254 (7.4) (†) (†) (†) 252 (2.4) 240 (1.7) 232 (1.3) 216 (2.8)
Minnesota 257 (1.1) 227 (3.1) 232 (3.1) 244 (6.1) (†) 223 (3.8) 248 (3.2) 263 (2.6) 251 (1.5) 245 (2.4) 226 (3.0)
Mississippi 245 (1.1) 224 (1.1) 229 (3.6) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 247 (2.4) 238 (1.3) 226 (1.4)
                                             
Missouri 244 (0.9) 220 (2.4) 233 (3.5) (†) (†) (†) 243 (4.7) 253 (3.0) 246 (1.6) 236 (1.7) 226 (1.6)
Montana 245 (0.8) (†) 231 (2.9) (†) (†) 216 (2.1) 239 (3.1) 249 (1.9) 245 (1.0) 240 (1.5) 224 (2.0)
Nebraska 251 (1.0) 217 (1.8) 230 (1.4) (†) (†) (†) 234 (3.0) 257 (1.6) 247 (1.3) 240 (1.8) 227 (1.6)
Nevada 246 (1.3) 218 (2.5) 227 (1.1) 251 (3.5) (†) (†) 237 (2.7) 253 (2.1) 242 (2.6) 231 (2.2) 223 (1.7)
New Hampshire 250 (0.8) (†) 237 (3.5) 262 (3.3) (†) (†) (†) 255 (0.9) 246 (1.2) 237 (2.7) (†)
                                             
New Jersey 254 (1.4) 228 (1.9) 232 (1.4) 270 (2.7) (†) (†) (†) 258 (2.5) 244 (1.8) 236 (2.7) 228 (2.3)
New Mexico 241 (1.5) (†) 229 (1.0) (†) (†) 218 (3.2) (†) (†) 236 (2.3) 236 (1.6) 224 (1.3)
New York 245 (1.1) 221 (1.8) 228 (1.2) 253 (3.6) (†) (†) (†) 248 (3.3) 244 (2.6) 234 (1.8) 226 (2.3)
North Carolina 253 (1.3) 229 (1.5) 235 (1.4) 260 (5.9) (†) 229 (4.4) 249 (3.8) 258 (2.3) 251 (2.2) 242 (1.4) 229 (1.5)
North Dakota 249 (0.6) 231 (3.2) 224 (3.4) (†) (†) 225 (1.9) (†) 251 (0.9) 243 (0.7) 238 (1.7) 228 (2.5)
                                             
Ohio 249 (1.2) 220 (1.6) 236 (2.5) (†) (†) (†) 237 (2.8) 258 (1.8) 248 (1.5) 240 (2.8) 227 (2.9)
Oklahoma 245 (1.2) 223 (2.9) 232 (1.4) (†) (†) 235 (1.7) 242 (2.5) 262 (4.4) 244 (2.3) 243 (1.8) 230 (1.4)
Oregon 243 (1.1) 217 (4.6) 224 (1.5) 253 (4.4) (†) (†) 240 (2.8) 256 (2.2) 246 (1.7) 233 (1.4) 229 (1.5)
Pennsylvania 250 (1.3) 219 (2.1) 226 (2.8) 260 (3.1) (†) (†) 243 (4.4) 258 (3.1) 246 (1.9) 239 (3.3) 216 (2.5)
Rhode Island 246 (0.9) 222 (2.7) 223 (1.2) 239 (4.7) (†) (†) 231 (3.5) 253 (1.3) 241 (1.7) 234 (2.0) 223 (1.5)
                                             
South Carolina 247 (1.2) 221 (1.1) 233 (3.9) (†) (†) (†) 240 (3.7) 254 (2.8) 249 (2.1) 238 (1.8) 225 (1.5)
South Dakota 246 (0.8) 218 (4.2) 227 (2.6) (†) (†) 216 (1.7) 236 (2.8) 251 (1.4) 242 (1.0) 236 (1.9) 219 (2.0)
Tennessee 246 (1.3) 226 (2.0) 235 (2.5) (†) (†) (†) (†) 258 (5.0) 247 (2.6) 240 (1.5) 231 (1.7)
Texas 255 (1.9) 233 (2.1) 239 (1.4) 271 (3.8) (†) (†) 252 (5.3) 272 (3.2) 248 (2.3) 242 (1.8) 234 (1.5)
Utah 247 (0.9) (†) 226 (2.4) (†) (†) (†) (†) 249 (1.5) 243 (1.9) 238 (1.7) 221 (3.2)
                                             
Vermont 244 (0.7) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 255 (1.7) 244 (1.1) 236 (1.3) 233 (2.7)
Virginia 253 (1.2) 231 (1.9) 235 (1.9) 270 (2.3) (†) (†) 249 (3.3) 258 (2.1) 251 (2.4) 240 (1.6) 230 (3.2)
Washington 251 (1.2) 229 (4.4) 228 (2.1) 268 (3.8) (†) 216 (4.2) 244 (3.3) 263 (2.8) 250 (2.2) 236 (2.1) 230 (3.1)
West Virginia 236 (0.8) 218 (3.0) (†) (†) (†) (†) 228 (5.2) (†) 244 (2.4) 233 (1.3) 228 (1.5)
Wisconsin 250 (1.1) 212 (2.9) 229 (2.8) 251 (4.6) (†) 231 (4.5) 246 (4.0) 259 (1.9) 247 (1.4) 235 (2.2) 218 (2.7)
Wyoming 250 (0.6) (†) 234 (1.6) (†) (†) 220 (4.0) (†) 252 (1.3) 249 (0.7) 241 (1.4) 244 (2.9)
Department of Defense
      dependents schools
251 (0.8) 236 (1.5) 244 (1.3) 257 (2.6) (†) (†) 249 (1.8) 250 (1.2) 246 (1.0) 241 (2.2) (†)
†Not applicable.
‡Reporting standards not met (too few cases for a reliable estimate).
NOTE: Scale ranges from 0 to 500. Includes public school students who were tested with accommodations; excludes only those students with disabilities (SD) and English language learners (ELL) who were unable to be tested even with accommodations. SD and ELL populations, accommodation rates, and exclusion rates vary from state to state. Race/ethnicity based on school records. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2015 Mathematics Assessment, retrieved November 16, 2015, from the Main NAEP Data Explorer (http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/naepdata/). (This table was prepared November 2015.)

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