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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: 2017
[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 292 (0.3) 260 (0.5) 268 (0.5) 312 (1.5) 272 (2.1) 268 (1.5) 285 (1.1) 265 (0.7) 266 (0.5) 281 (0.5) 294 (0.3)
Alabama 277 (1.5) 252 (2.4) 257 (3.4) (†) (†) (†) (†) 254 (3.2) 253 (1.7) 269 (2.6) 279 (1.5)
Alaska 291 (1.3) 255 (4.7) 273 (2.6) 281 (2.7) 258 (4.1) 253 (2.0) 280 (2.4) (†) (†) (†) (†)
Arizona 296 (1.4) 272 (4.0) 269 (1.4) 318 (7.4) (†) 263 (7.3) (†) 265 (2.7) 269 (2.3) 285 (2.0) 296 (1.3)
Arkansas 282 (1.2) 248 (1.9) 267 (2.0) (†) (†) (†) (†) 264 (2.6) 264 (2.6) 277 (2.1) 282 (1.2)
California 293 (1.3) 255 (3.9) 262 (1.1) 312 (4.9) (†) (†) 300 (6.2) 262 (2.1) 260 (1.8) 274 (2.1) 294 (2.0)
                                             
Colorado 298 (1.6) 263 (3.7) 268 (1.9) 303 (7.0) (†) (†) 295 (5.0) (†) (†) (†) (†)
Connecticut 295 (1.0) 258 (2.5) 263 (2.0) 311 (4.5) (†) (†) (†) 262 (3.5) 263 (2.2) 280 (2.6) 295 (1.3)
Delaware 289 (1.1) 263 (1.4) 267 (1.8) 314 (5.1) (†) (†) (†) 262 (2.7) 266 (2.0) 276 (2.1) 288 (1.1)
District of Columbia 323 (2.6) 257 (1.1) 263 (3.1) (†) (†) (†) (†) 259 (4.1) 250 (2.7) 265 (2.4) 280 (1.5)
Florida 291 (1.7) 262 (1.3) 273 (1.5) 303 (3.5) (†) (†) 284 (4.9) 264 (2.6) 267 (1.6) 279 (2.1) 288 (1.4)
                                             
Georgia 293 (1.8) 264 (1.7) 275 (2.1) 320 (5.1) (†) (†) 292 (6.0) 267 (3.0) 264 (2.2) 284 (2.3) 289 (1.7)
Hawaii 286 (2.6) (†) 269 (2.6) 289 (1.3) 263 (1.2) (†) 283 (3.1) 263 (3.6) 265 (2.2) 281 (1.8) 285 (1.3)
Idaho 289 (1.3) (†) 265 (2.0) (†) (†) (†) (†) 263 (3.3) 269 (2.0) 286 (2.0) 294 (1.4)
Illinois 291 (1.9) 257 (1.7) 272 (1.2) 314 (5.4) (†) (†) 287 (6.2) 264 (2.5) 266 (1.5) 280 (1.7) 293 (1.8)
Indiana 292 (1.4) 270 (2.9) 276 (2.8) (†) (†) (†) 276 (4.9) 270 (3.8) 271 (2.0) 291 (2.1) 297 (1.4)
                                             
Iowa 290 (1.0) 255 (3.1) 273 (2.4) 311 (4.3) (†) (†) 277 (4.6) 270 (3.8) 266 (2.1) 284 (2.2) 295 (1.1)
Kansas 293 (1.3) 259 (2.5) 269 (1.6) 309 (4.9) (†) (†) 274 (3.6) 272 (2.8) 268 (2.0) 283 (2.1) 296 (1.3)
Kentucky 282 (1.1) 252 (1.9) 269 (2.9) 303 (8.5) (†) (†) 267 (4.5) 261 (2.8) 264 (2.0) 279 (2.0) 287 (1.3)
Louisiana 279 (1.6) 252 (1.6) 263 (5.2) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
Maine 284 (0.9) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 260 (4.5) 268 (2.7) 279 (2.3) 293 (1.2)
                                             
Maryland 295 (1.9) 262 (1.2) 267 (2.2) 316 (3.9) (†) (†) 291 (3.9) 259 (3.1) 262 (2.3) 275 (1.6) 292 (1.3)
Massachusetts 303 (1.1) 271 (3.8) 274 (2.7) 323 (5.0) (†) (†) 299 (4.2) 277 (4.0) 280 (2.6) 286 (2.5) 308 (1.2)
Michigan 286 (1.1) 250 (2.7) 264 (3.3) 313 (8.6) (†) (†) 270 (5.2) 251 (4.4) 261 (2.1) 276 (2.4) 291 (1.3)
Minnesota 302 (1.4) 259 (3.2) 269 (3.8) 298 (4.7) (†) (†) 291 (5.0) 266 (3.8) 280 (3.3) 287 (2.4) 304 (1.7)
Mississippi 285 (1.2) 257 (1.2) 271 (4.3) (†) (†) (†) (†) 263 (2.5) 259 (1.8) 274 (2.0) 277 (1.2)
                                             
Missouri 286 (1.2) 256 (2.2) 272 (3.2) (†) (†) (†) 283 (4.0) 270 (3.9) 267 (2.2) 282 (2.1) 289 (1.3)
Montana 290 (0.7) (†) 272 (3.2) (†) (†) 258 (2.7) 269 (7.0) (†) (†) (†) (†)
Nebraska 297 (1.2) 260 (2.9) 270 (2.1) 292 (6.6) (†) (†) 287 (3.6) 268 (3.0) 269 (2.5) 287 (2.3) 300 (1.2)
Nevada 289 (1.4) 253 (2.2) 266 (1.0) 301 (3.6) (†) (†) 283 (3.1) 267 (2.5) 267 (1.5) 275 (2.0) 289 (1.3)
New Hampshire 295 (0.9) (†) 268 (3.6) 303 (4.5) (†) (†) (†) 266 (3.7) 273 (2.0) 287 (2.3) 303 (1.0)
                                             
New Jersey 303 (1.4) 268 (2.4) 273 (2.1) 325 (2.7) (†) (†) (†) 265 (4.6) 274 (2.0) 288 (2.3) 301 (1.2)
New Mexico 287 (1.5) (†) 264 (1.0) (†) (†) 257 (2.3) (†) 261 (2.0) 261 (1.7) 275 (1.8) 280 (1.6)
New York 292 (1.6) 260 (3.3) 265 (1.8) 309 (3.3) (†) (†) (†) 263 (3.1) 268 (2.6) 276 (2.4) 291 (1.6)
North Carolina 295 (1.3) 258 (1.8) 272 (2.3) 310 (6.1) (†) (†) 285 (4.1) 267 (2.8) 263 (1.8) 280 (2.5) 294 (1.6)
North Dakota 294 (0.9) 252 (4.4) 270 (3.7) (†) (†) 262 (2.6) (†) 266 (3.7) 273 (2.2) 282 (2.2) 296 (0.9)
                                             
Ohio 295 (1.7) 254 (3.9) 279 (3.8) (†) (†) (†) 274 (4.8) 263 (4.3) 267 (2.7) 286 (2.5) 299 (1.9)
Oklahoma 282 (1.5) 257 (2.7) 263 (2.2) (†) (†) 269 (2.0) 276 (2.6) 258 (2.8) 264 (1.9) 279 (2.0) 285 (1.5)
Oregon 288 (1.4) (†) 266 (2.0) 305 (4.2) (†) (†) 287 (4.2) 263 (2.7) 265 (2.2) 283 (2.1) 297 (1.4)
Pennsylvania 294 (1.2) 261 (2.0) 262 (3.2) 311 (5.9) (†) (†) 280 (5.9) 260 (2.7) 272 (2.1) 286 (1.8) 296 (1.6)
Rhode Island 287 (1.1) 261 (3.0) 257 (1.5) (†) (†) (†) 273 (5.2) 257 (3.3) 263 (2.0) 272 (2.1) 290 (1.1)
                                             
South Carolina 288 (1.1) 253 (1.4) 272 (2.3) (†) (†) (†) 278 (4.6) 269 (3.4) 260 (2.3) 277 (1.9) 282 (1.1)
South Dakota 293 (0.7) 258 (4.9) 269 (3.8) (†) (†) 254 (2.5) 282 (5.0) (†) (†) (†) (†)
Tennessee 286 (1.3) 258 (1.6) 269 (2.7) (†) (†) (†) (†) 265 (2.6) 267 (1.7) 282 (2.3) 288 (1.5)
Texas 297 (2.6) 266 (2.0) 274 (1.2) 322 (3.7) (†) (†) 284 (6.1) 268 (2.2) 270 (1.5) 283 (2.3) 295 (1.8)
Utah 294 (1.1) (†) 263 (2.0) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
                                             
Vermont 288 (0.8) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 262 (5.2) 271 (2.1) 283 (2.3) 298 (1.0)
Virginia 297 (1.6) 271 (2.3) 280 (2.3) 317 (4.0) (†) (†) 294 (3.7) 269 (3.5) 272 (2.1) 287 (2.4) 300 (1.7)
Washington 295 (1.6) 259 (5.8) 271 (2.1) 314 (4.7) (†) (†) 290 (3.3) 268 (3.0) 272 (2.6) 287 (2.3) 301 (1.6)
West Virginia 274 (1.0) 254 (3.5) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 259 (3.5) 262 (1.9) 274 (2.0) 282 (1.0)
Wisconsin 296 (1.1) 253 (2.9) 267 (2.2) 286 (5.1) (†) (†) 279 (4.9) 261 (3.6) 273 (2.3) 285 (2.0) 298 (1.2)
Wyoming 292 (0.7) (†) 275 (1.5) (†) (†) 268 (3.4) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
Department of Defense
     dependents schools
298 (1.2) 277 (2.1) 287 (1.9) 307 (3.4) (†) (†) 296 (2.7) (†) 275 (2.8) 292 (2.0) 297 (0.8)
†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), 2017 Mathematics Assessment, retrieved July 2, 2018, from the Main NAEP Data Explorer (https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/naepdata/). (This table was prepared July 2018.)

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