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Table 222.75. Average National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics scale score of 4th- and 8th-grade public school students, by school locale and state: 2017
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
State 4th grade 8th grade
Total School locale Total School locale
City Suburban Town Rural City Suburban Town Rural
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
United States 239 (0.2) 234 (0.5) 243 (0.4) 237 (0.7) 240 (0.6) 282 (0.3) 277 (0.5) 287 (0.4) 278 (0.8) 282 (0.6)
Alabama 232 (1.0) 230 (1.9) 235 (2.4) 230 (1.9) 232 (1.8) 268 (1.3) 267 (3.2) 280 (2.4) 269 (3.3) 263 (2.2)
Alaska 230 (0.9) (†) (†) (†) (†) 277 (0.9) (†) (†) (†) (†)
Arizona 234 (1.1) 232 (1.3) 243 (1.6) 225 (4.0) 231 (4.0) 282 (1.1) 279 (1.7) 291 (1.6) 271 (5.5) 282 (3.9)
Arkansas 234 (0.9) 234 (1.8) 237 (2.7) 231 (2.1) 235 (1.2) 274 (1.0) 277 (1.9) 274 (2.9) 273 (1.8) 272 (1.7)
California 232 (1.2) 232 (2.0) 234 (1.4) (†) 227 (4.5) 277 (1.2) 277 (2.0) 278 (1.8) 269 (7.3) 273 (4.6)
                                         
Colorado 241 (1.1) 235 (1.7) 244 (1.3) 239 (2.8) 248 (4.1) 286 (1.4) 280 (2.1) 292 (2.1) 283 (5.1) 289 (3.4)
Connecticut 239 (1.1) 228 (2.2) 243 (1.3) (†) 252 (2.8) 284 (0.9) 267 (2.0) 292 (1.3) (†) 289 (1.6)
Delaware 236 (0.8) 223 (2.0) 237 (1.1) 241 (1.7) 242 (2.1) 278 (0.7) 275 (2.5) 276 (1.1) 281 (1.7) 281 (1.5)
District of Columbia 231 (0.7) 231 (0.7) (†) (†) (†) 266 (0.9) 266 (0.9) (†) (†) (†)
Florida 246 (0.7) 244 (1.5) 248 (0.9) (†) 245 (2.3) 279 (1.1) 280 (2.7) 280 (1.3) (†) 276 (3.0)
                                         
Georgia 236 (1.1) 234 (3.2) 240 (1.7) 232 (3.1) 233 (2.1) 281 (1.4) 274 (4.6) 283 (1.8) 277 (3.1) 281 (2.2)
Hawaii 238 (0.8) 239 (1.5) 240 (1.2) 237 (1.7) 228 (2.7) 277 (0.8) 279 (1.7) 282 (1.3) 270 (1.4) 271 (3.5)
Idaho 240 (0.9) 241 (1.7) 242 (1.8) 236 (2.1) 241 (1.4) 284 (1.2) 291 (2.1) 287 (2.2) 282 (1.8) 278 (2.3)
Illinois 238 (1.0) 235 (1.9) 240 (1.6) 238 (2.7) 240 (3.8) 282 (1.2) 277 (1.9) 283 (1.7) 279 (3.9) 289 (4.1)
Indiana 247 (1.1) 239 (2.4) 252 (3.1) 245 (2.5) 248 (1.9) 288 (1.3) 284 (2.7) 294 (2.7) 283 (3.2) 288 (2.3)
                                         
Iowa 243 (1.1) 235 (2.2) 257 (2.8) 242 (1.9) 244 (1.6) 286 (0.9) 278 (2.0) 301 (2.4) 285 (1.8) 286 (1.7)
Kansas 241 (0.9) 235 (2.0) 252 (1.8) 238 (1.6) 243 (1.7) 285 (1.0) 278 (2.1) 293 (1.9) 282 (2.2) 290 (1.9)
Kentucky 239 (0.9) 238 (1.9) 243 (2.5) 240 (2.5) 238 (1.1) 278 (1.0) 276 (1.4) 281 (3.8) 278 (2.6) 277 (1.6)
Louisiana 229 (1.2) 222 (2.9) 232 (2.0) 222 (3.3) 235 (2.0) 267 (1.3) 262 (2.6) 275 (2.2) 257 (2.6) 266 (2.4)
Maine 240 (0.9) 232 (3.7) 251 (2.0) 238 (2.4) 239 (1.2) 284 (0.9) 284 (2.9) 295 (2.0) 285 (2.5) 281 (1.2)
                                         
Maryland 241 (1.1) 233 (2.1) 241 (1.5) (†) 246 (3.5) 281 (1.1) 276 (1.4) 280 (1.4) (†) 290 (4.9)
Massachusetts 249 (1.0) 237 (2.1) 251 (1.2) (†) 256 (2.6) 297 (1.1) 285 (4.0) 299 (1.1) (†) 302 (4.7)
Michigan 236 (1.3) 227 (3.3) 238 (1.8) 236 (3.0) 241 (2.2) 280 (1.2) 271 (2.2) 284 (1.8) 277 (3.8) 279 (2.7)
Minnesota 249 (1.2) 245 (3.8) 252 (1.8) 245 (2.1) 251 (1.9) 294 (1.5) 286 (4.1) 298 (2.1) 295 (3.1) 294 (2.7)
Mississippi 235 (0.8) 233 (4.0) 244 (2.0) 228 (1.7) 237 (1.3) 271 (0.9) 260 (4.4) 285 (2.4) 263 (1.7) 272 (1.7)
                                         
Missouri 240 (1.1) 229 (3.2) 244 (1.8) 240 (1.8) 241 (2.7) 281 (1.1) 273 (3.2) 283 (1.6) 282 (2.1) 281 (2.2)
Montana 241 (0.8) 242 (1.4) 240 (3.2) 241 (1.2) 240 (1.3) 286 (0.8) 287 (1.6) (†) 282 (1.4) 288 (1.3)
Nebraska 246 (0.9) 241 (1.6) 249 (1.9) 246 (2.7) 249 (1.1) 288 (1.0) 285 (1.7) 294 (2.4) 289 (2.4) 290 (1.8)
Nevada 232 (1.2) 233 (1.2) 232 (2.3) 228 (2.6) 229 (9.1) 275 (0.7) 278 (1.4) 271 (1.1) 280 (4.5) 276 (4.6)
New Hampshire 245 (0.9) 234 (2.4) 248 (1.5) 244 (2.3) 248 (1.3) 293 (0.8) 274 (2.3) 297 (1.2) 295 (2.7) 295 (1.6)
                                         
New Jersey 248 (1.3) 228 (6.7) 249 (1.2) (†) 259 (6.7) 292 (1.0) 272 (2.2) 294 (1.1) (†) 298 (5.3)
New Mexico 230 (0.8) 230 (1.1) 227 (2.0) 231 (2.1) 229 (1.8) 269 (1.0) 272 (1.2) 270 (1.7) 266 (1.8) 268 (2.5)
New York 236 (1.0) 230 (1.6) 242 (1.7) (†) 238 (2.4) 282 (1.2) 272 (1.9) 293 (2.1) (†) 282 (3.3)
North Carolina 241 (1.0) 238 (1.7) 247 (1.4) 239 (3.4) 239 (1.7) 282 (1.2) 286 (2.6) 288 (2.1) 268 (3.2) 279 (2.1)
North Dakota 244 (0.7) 246 (1.3) 250 (2.1) 241 (1.6) 243 (1.1) 288 (0.8) 290 (1.6) 285 (2.5) 288 (1.8) 288 (1.2)
                                         
Ohio 241 (1.0) 224 (2.4) 247 (1.8) 242 (3.0) 242 (1.9) 288 (2.0) 259 (4.5) 297 (2.4) 282 (5.6) 292 (2.8)
Oklahoma 237 (0.9) 227 (2.1) 246 (1.6) 237 (2.0) 240 (1.5) 275 (1.1) 271 (2.5) 280 (2.1) 271 (2.5) 276 (1.8)
Oregon 233 (1.1) 236 (1.8) 230 (2.2) 233 (2.2) 232 (3.1) 282 (1.2) 287 (1.7) 284 (2.4) 278 (2.0) 273 (3.7)
Pennsylvania 242 (1.0) 221 (1.8) 249 (1.7) 239 (3.6) 248 (1.8) 286 (1.2) 265 (3.6) 291 (1.5) 288 (2.3) 293 (3.6)
Rhode Island 238 (0.7) 226 (1.5) 241 (1.0) (†) 243 (2.4) 277 (0.8) 259 (1.7) 280 (1.0) (†) 292 (2.2)
                                         
South Carolina 234 (1.0) 238 (1.8) 239 (1.7) 223 (3.0) 229 (1.7) 275 (1.0) 276 (1.8) 281 (1.7) 261 (3.2) 271 (2.1)
South Dakota 242 (0.8) 242 (1.6) (†) 245 (1.1) 239 (1.3) 286 (0.7) 288 (1.7) (†) 289 (1.4) 284 (1.4)
Tennessee 237 (1.0) 229 (1.9) 247 (2.3) 235 (1.8) 238 (1.9) 279 (1.2) 270 (2.3) 289 (2.6) 275 (2.1) 282 (2.1)
Texas 241 (1.2) 236 (1.8) 247 (1.8) 236 (3.5) 246 (3.6) 282 (1.4) 279 (1.8) 289 (3.3) 275 (3.8) 283 (3.2)
Utah 242 (1.0) 238 (3.6) 243 (1.2) 242 (2.9) 248 (3.8) 287 (0.9) 286 (2.3) 287 (1.1) 282 (3.5) 290 (3.5)
                                         
Vermont 241 (0.7) (†) (†) (†) (†) 288 (0.7) (†) (†) (†) (†)
Virginia 248 (1.0) 245 (2.1) 249 (1.8) 248 (3.4) 249 (2.0) 290 (1.5) 282 (3.2) 300 (2.2) 276 (2.7) 285 (2.4)
Washington 242 (1.3) 239 (2.9) 246 (1.7) 241 (3.0) 235 (2.1) 289 (1.4) 289 (3.2) 291 (1.8) 277 (2.9) 294 (5.2)
West Virginia 236 (1.0) 240 (3.6) 239 (1.5) 234 (1.9) 235 (1.2) 273 (0.9) 276 (2.3) 277 (2.0) 270 (1.9) 271 (1.7)
Wisconsin 240 (0.9) 229 (1.7) 248 (1.7) 243 (2.2) 243 (2.0) 288 (1.0) 274 (2.0) 296 (2.1) 293 (1.9) 288 (2.1)
Wyoming 248 (0.6) 248 (1.2) 246 (3.8) 248 (0.9) 247 (1.4) 289 (0.7) 284 (1.2) (†) 292 (0.9) 289 (1.4)
                                         
Department of Defense
   Education Activity
   (DoDEA)1
249 (0.5) (†) (†) (†) (†) 293 (0.7) (†) (†) (†) (†)
†Not applicable.
‡Reporting standards not met (too few cases for a reliable estimate).
1 Includes both domestic and overseas schools.
NOTE: Scale ranges from 0 to 500. Table does not include private schools, Bureau of Indian Education schools, or (except in the final row) DoDEA schools. 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 by grade and from state to state.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2017 Mathematics Assessment, retrieved April 10, 2019, from the Main NAEP Data Explorer (https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/naepdata/). (This table was prepared April 2019.)

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