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Table 222.70. Average National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics scale score of 8th-grade public school students, by race/ethnicity, parents' highest level of education, and state: 2015
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
State Race/ethnicity Highest level of education attained
by either parent1
White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Two or more races Did not finish high school Graduated high school Some education after high school Graduated college
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
United States 291 (0.3) 260 (0.5) 269 (0.6) 307 (1.5) 277 (2.5) 267 (1.3) 283 (1.1) 265 (0.6) 268 (0.5) 282 (0.4) 293 (0.4)
                                             
Alabama 276 (1.4) 248 (1.8) 260 (3.2) (†) (†) (†) (†) 254 (2.5) 252 (2.3) 271 (1.9) 276 (1.4)
Alaska 295 (1.2) 269 (4.5) 279 (2.9) 282 (2.5) (†) 257 (2.6) 285 (2.6) (†) (†) (†) (†)
Arizona 297 (1.9) 269 (4.1) 273 (1.2) (†) (†) 260 (4.4) (†) 269 (2.3) 271 (2.7) 285 (1.9) 297 (2.0)
Arkansas 283 (1.5) 255 (2.2) 269 (2.8) (†) (†) (†) (†) 266 (2.4) 262 (2.4) 280 (1.9) 283 (1.6)
California 291 (1.8) 260 (3.3) 263 (1.5) 304 (3.6) (†) (†) 289 (9.7) 261 (2.0) 263 (2.3) 278 (2.2) 293 (1.7)
                                             
Colorado 297 (1.7) 260 (4.9) 269 (1.6) 308 (5.3) (†) (†) 290 (4.8) 266 (2.6) 270 (2.3) 284 (2.3) 299 (1.6)
Connecticut 295 (1.2) 256 (2.9) 261 (2.3) 310 (5.6) (†) (†) (†) 254 (4.2) 265 (2.1) 275 (2.4) 297 (1.4)
Delaware 291 (1.1) 263 (1.3) 270 (2.2) 317 (4.0) (†) (†) (†) 264 (2.8) 267 (2.0) 280 (1.8) 290 (1.1)
District of Columbia 316 (2.7) 257 (1.0) 265 (2.6) (†) (†) (†) (†) 258 (3.6) 250 (2.0) 269 (2.3) 276 (1.6)
Florida 285 (1.6) 258 (2.2) 272 (1.4) 297 (3.6) (†) (†) 282 (3.5) 264 (2.5) 266 (2.1) 280 (2.0) 285 (1.6)
                                             
Georgia 291 (1.7) 264 (1.5) 270 (2.1) 317 (6.2) (†) (†) 277 (5.3) 269 (2.4) 264 (1.9) 281 (2.0) 289 (1.5)
Hawaii 286 (2.2) (†) 271 (2.9) 289 (1.4) 268 (1.4) (†) 285 (2.6) 270 (4.4) 264 (1.7) 284 (1.6) 289 (1.2)
Idaho 288 (0.9) (†) 264 (2.2) (†) (†) (†) (†) 262 (2.6) 267 (2.5) 286 (1.9) 294 (1.2)
Illinois 290 (1.5) 261 (2.4) 273 (1.4) 309 (4.6) (†) (†) (†) 270 (3.1) 268 (2.0) 282 (1.7) 293 (1.8)
Indiana 294 (1.2) 257 (3.2) 271 (3.1) (†) (†) (†) 281 (4.6) 268 (3.1) 274 (1.7) 288 (2.0) 297 (1.4)
                                             
Iowa 291 (1.2) 254 (3.0) 269 (3.1) 292 (5.1) (†) (†) 283 (5.6) 261 (3.5) 272 (2.4) 283 (2.0) 296 (1.3)
Kansas 289 (1.2) 263 (3.8) 274 (2.8) 302 (5.5) (†) (†) 278 (3.1) 268 (4.1) 272 (2.4) 282 (1.8) 293 (1.3)
Kentucky 281 (1.0) 257 (2.3) 274 (2.9) (†) (†) (†) 266 (5.9) 260 (2.6) 268 (1.6) 281 (1.6) 288 (1.1)
Louisiana 280 (1.7) 255 (1.4) 271 (3.7) (†) (†) (†) (†) 258 (2.5) 259 (2.2) 270 (1.9) 277 (1.6)
Maine 286 (0.7) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 267 (4.4) 272 (1.9) 283 (1.8) 295 (1.0)
                                             
Maryland 297 (1.5) 263 (1.3) 273 (2.4) 314 (3.6) (†) (†) 290 (3.9) 265 (3.4) 263 (1.9) 282 (2.0) 295 (1.6)
Massachusetts 304 (1.3) 268 (3.6) 271 (3.1) 324 (4.3) (†) (†) 267 (4.6) 277 (2.7) 293 (2.2) 308 (1.4)
Michigan 285 (1.3) 251 (2.2) 269 (4.0) 313 (4.7) (†) (†) 261 (3.7) 263 (2.1) 275 (2.2) 288 (1.5)
Minnesota 302 (1.2) 262 (2.7) 272 (3.2) 293 (4.1) (†) 261 (5.8) 284 (5.0) 275 (3.3) 278 (2.9) 290 (1.8) 304 (1.2)
Mississippi 284 (1.2) 257 (1.7) 269 (4.9) (†) (†) (†) (†) 258 (3.0) 259 (2.0) 279 (2.5) 277 (1.5)
                                             
Missouri 285 (1.3) 258 (2.7) 270 (3.5) (†) (†) (†) (†) 257 (2.9) 268 (2.0) 285 (2.0) 291 (1.4)
Montana 292 (0.8) (†) 275 (4.9) (†) (†) 256 (2.9) 287 (4.1) 272 (3.7) 270 (2.3) 286 (1.8) 296 (1.0)
Nebraska 295 (0.9) 254 (3.6) 266 (2.1) (†) (†) (†) 285 (5.3) 262 (2.7) 267 (2.1) 288 (2.3) 298 (1.0)
Nevada 288 (1.3) 256 (2.5) 266 (1.1) 300 (3.8) (†) (†) 281 (3.3) 263 (2.0) 266 (1.5) 283 (1.7) 288 (1.3)
New Hampshire 295 (0.9) (†) 270 (4.3) 313 (6.9) (†) (†) (†) 269 (4.4) 278 (1.9) 290 (1.7) 304 (1.0)
                                             
New Jersey 301 (1.3) 269 (3.0) 272 (2.0) 332 (3.6) (†) (†) (†) 267 (4.5) 273 (2.2) 291 (2.1) 303 (1.6)
New Mexico 285 (2.1) (†) 266 (1.1) (†) (†) 259 (2.8) (†) 261 (2.2) 260 (1.6) 277 (1.9) 283 (1.4)
New York 290 (1.5) 264 (2.9) 268 (1.7) 298 (3.7) (†) (†) (†) 267 (3.0) 269 (2.5) 283 (1.9) 290 (1.6)
North Carolina 292 (1.7) 263 (2.0) 273 (2.5) 311 (6.3) (†) 261 (4.7) 274 (4.4) 264 (2.4) 267 (2.1) 281 (1.8) 294 (2.0)
North Dakota 293 (0.7) 263 (4.7) 276 (3.3) (†) (†) 260 (3.1) (†) 266 (3.4) 274 (2.3) 286 (1.6) 296 (0.9)
                                             
Ohio 291 (1.3) 259 (3.1) 266 (8.8) 304 (25.4) (†) (†) 280 (3.6) 259 (4.6) 272 (2.1) 284 (2.0) 296 (1.4)
Oklahoma 281 (1.4) 260 (2.7) 266 (2.9) (†) (†) 269 (1.8) 273 (3.8) 263 (3.0) 265 (1.8) 277 (2.1) 284 (1.7)
Oregon 289 (1.4) (†) 266 (1.7) 308 (5.9) (†) (†) 281 (4.2) 268 (2.4) 271 (1.9) 283 (2.1) 295 (1.6)
Pennsylvania 292 (1.3) 253 (2.3) 261 (3.7) 317 (6.1) (†) (†) 274 (4.9) 261 (3.4) 265 (3.3) 284 (2.3) 297 (1.6)
Rhode Island 290 (0.8) 258 (3.1) 265 (1.1) 300 (4.0) (†) (†) 274 (4.3) 268 (2.5) 269 (1.8) 285 (2.0) 293 (1.0)
                                             
South Carolina 288 (1.3) 256 (1.9) 272 (4.3) (†) (†) (†) (†) 271 (3.6) 263 (2.3) 278 (2.2) 284 (1.3)
South Dakota 290 (0.7) (†) 272 (4.5) (†) (†) 260 (2.9) (†) 265 (4.1) 269 (1.9) 287 (1.9) 292 (1.1)
Tennessee 285 (1.7) 253 (3.0) 273 (4.0) (†) (†) (†) (†) 265 (3.1) 266 (2.0) 281 (2.0) 291 (2.2)
Texas 298 (1.5) 267 (2.9) 277 (1.4) 312 (3.2) (†) (†) 293 (6.1) 272 (1.9) 275 (1.8) 284 (2.0) 296 (1.6)
Utah 292 (1.0) (†) 262 (2.6) (†) (†) 240 (9.0) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
                                             
Vermont 291 (0.8) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 266 (3.6) 277 (2.0) 288 (2.5) 301 (1.1)
Virginia 295 (1.4) 265 (1.8) 279 (2.4) 317 (4.1) (†) (†) 293 (3.3) 268 (3.2) 272 (2.0) 281 (1.9) 298 (1.6)
Washington 294 (1.4) 257 (3.4) 269 (2.5) 312 (3.7) (†) 264 (7.0) 285 (3.7) 266 (3.0) 272 (2.6) 288 (1.8) 300 (1.4)
West Virginia 272 (0.9) 256 (3.1) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 255 (2.9) 261 (1.6) 275 (1.8) 280 (1.4)
Wisconsin 296 (1.1) 249 (4.2) 271 (2.6) 296 (4.8) (†) 274 (7.0) (†) 263 (3.8) 271 (2.4) 289 (2.1) 299 (1.2)
Wyoming 290 (0.8) (†) 273 (1.9) (†) (†) 251 (4.0) (†) 272 (2.8) 272 (1.7) 285 (1.8) 297 (1.0)
                                             
Department of Defense
      dependents schools
298 (1.2) 271 (2.1) 287 (2.1) 298 (3.3) (†) (†) 290 (2.6) (†) 276 (2.5) 291 (1.9) 295 (1.0)
†Not applicable.
‡Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or item response rates fell below the required standards for reporting.
1 Excludes students who responded "I don't know" to the question about educational level of parents.
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 October 29, 2015, from the Main NAEP Data Explorer (http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/naepdata/). (This table was prepared October 2015.)

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