Table 119. Average proficiency in mathematics content areas for 4th graders in public schools, by region and state: 1992

 ```---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Average proficiency in content areas | | |--------------------------------------------------------| | Percent | | | | | Data | | | Parental education\1\ | of |Average|Numbers|Measure-|Geome-|analysis,|Algebra|Esti- |----------------------------------| students Region |profi- | and | ment | try | statis- | and |mation|Did not|Gradu- |Some edu- |Gradu- | at or above and |ciency,|opera- | | |tics, and| func- | |finish | ated | cation | ated |--------------- state | all | tions | | | proba- | tions | | high | high |after high|college| Level | Level | areas | | | | bility | | |school |school | school | |200\2\ |250\3\ ----------------------|-------|-------|--------|------|---------|-------|------|-------|-------|----------|-------|-------|------- 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 ----------------------|-------|-------|--------|------|---------|-------|------|-------|-------|----------|-------|-------|------- United States ...| 217 | 214 | 222 | 220 | 218 | 216 | 206 | 203 | 212 | 223 | 225 | 71 | 16 |=======|=======|========|======|=========|=======|======|=======|=======|==========|=======|=======|======= Region | | | | | | | | | | | | | Northeast ..........| 223 | 220 | 227 | 224 | 223 | 222 | 205 | --- | 215 | 229 | 231 | 75 | 22 Southeast ..........| 209 | 205 | 214 | 212 | 210 | 206 | 195 | 198 | 203 | 217 | 215 | 61 | 10 Central ............| 222 | 219 | 228 | 224 | 223 | 220 | 212 | --- | 218 | 228 | 229 | 77 | 19 West ...............| 217 | 214 | 221 | 222 | 217 | 215 | 213 | 202 | 216 | 218 | 224 | 70 | 15 |=======|=======|========|======|=========|=======|======|=======|=======|==========|=======|=======|======= State | | | | | | | | | | | | | Alabama ..............| 207 | 204 | 213 | 209 | 209 | 204 | 198 | 202 | 203 | 216 | 211 | 58 | 9 Arizona ..............| 214 | 210 | 219 | 219 | 214 | 213 | 205 | 202 | 210 | 225 | 220 | 68 | 12 Arkansas .............| 209 | 205 | 215 | 212 | 211 | 206 | 197 | 198 | 208 | 215 | 213 | 62 | 9 California ...........| 207 | 204 | 210 | 213 | 206 | 208 | 202 | 189 | 200 | 217 | 216 | 60 | 11 Colorado .............| 220 | 216 | 225 | 227 | 220 | 217 | 212 | 200 | 212 | 228 | 228 | 75 | 17 | | | | | | | | | | | | | Connecticut ..........| 226 | 223 | 230 | 230 | 225 | 225 | 217 | 205 | 218 | 225 | 235 | 79 | 23 Delaware .............| 217 | 214 | 220 | 219 | 219 | 215 | 203 | 196 | 213 | 219 | 225 | 69 | 15 District of Columbia .| 191 | 189 | 193 | 198 | 189 | 191 | 171 | 186 | 187 | 198 | 196 | 37 | 5 Florida ..............| 212 | 208 | 219 | 215 | 214 | 211 | 200 | 199 | 204 | 221 | 219 | 66 | 12 Georgia ..............| 214 | 211 | 219 | 216 | 218 | 213 | 199 | 202 | 205 | 223 | 221 | 67 | 14 | | | | | | | | | | | | | Hawaii ...............| 213 | 211 | 216 | 218 | 212 | 210 | 199 | 199 | 203 | 219 | 218 | 65 | 14 Idaho ................| 220 | 216 | 227 | 226 | 219 | 217 | 211 | 200 | 215 | 228 | 227 | 77 | 14 Indiana...............| 220 | 216 | 226 | 223 | 222 | 218 | 210 | 209 | 216 | 230 | 226 | 75 | 14 Iowa .................| 229 | 227 | 234 | 229 | 230 | 226 | 221 | 211 | 223 | 235 | 236 | 84 | 24 Kentucky .............| 214 | 211 | 218 | 215 | 215 | 212 | 205 | 203 | 210 | 222 | 223 | 67 | 12 | | | | | | | | | | | | | Louisiana ............| 203 | 199 | 208 | 206 | 204 | 201 | 188 | 194 | 198 | 214 | 207 | 54 | 7 Maine ................| 231 | 227 | 236 | 236 | 231 | 228 | 220 | 215 | 225 | 240 | 240 | 86 | 26 Maryland .............| 216 | 214 | 220 | 219 | 217 | 215 | 200 | 201 | 206 | 226 | 224 | 67 | 17 Massachusetts ........| 226 | 224 | 229 | 229 | 225 | 222 | 217 | 195 | 219 | 230 | 234 | 80 | 22 Michigan .............| 219 | 215 | 225 | 222 | 218 | 216 | 209 | 201 | 212 | 224 | 227 | 73 | 17 | | | | | | | | | | | | | Minnesota ............| 227 | 225 | 233 | 230 | 227 | 225 | 223 | --- | 220 | 230 | 236 | 81 | 24 Mississippi ..........| 200 | 198 | 206 | 202 | 199 | 195 | 188 | 193 | 197 | 209 | 205 | 50 | 6 Missouri .............| 221 | 217 | 226 | 224 | 223 | 220 | 211 | 210 | 216 | 227 | 228 | 76 | 17 Nebraska .............| 224 | 221 | 230 | 229 | 225 | 220 | 216 | --- | 222 | 230 | 230 | 78 | 20 New Hampshire ........| 229 | 225 | 234 | 233 | 229 | 227 | 222 | 211 | 222 | 232 | 236 | 84 | 23 | | | | | | | | | | | | | New Jersey ...........| 226 | 225 | 230 | 226 | 225 | 224 | 213 | 210 | 219 | 230 | 234 | 80 | 23 New Mexico ...........| 212 | 207 | 216 | 219 | 214 | 210 | 203 | 202 | 207 | 223 | 221 | 65 | 10 New York .............| 217 | 215 | 221 | 218 | 221 | 215 | 204 | 210 | 211 | 225 | 227 | 71 | 16 North Carolina .......| 211 | 208 | 216 | 215 | 214 | 210 | 198 | 201 | 204 | 220 | 219 | 64 | 12 North Dakota .........| 228 | 224 | 235 | 229 | 229 | 225 | 222 | --- | 224 | 234 | 233 | 85 | 21 | | | | | | | | | | | | | Ohio .................| 217 | 214 | 223 | 221 | 218 | 216 | 210 | 205 | 215 | 221 | 227 | 71 | 15 Oklahoma .............| 219 | 216 | 224 | 220 | 221 | 217 | 211 | 209 | 215 | 225 | 225 | 76 | 13 Pennsylvania .........| 223 | 221 | 229 | 223 | 223 | 221 | 212 | 211 | 220 | 236 | 230 | 77 | 20 Rhode Island .........| 214 | 212 | 218 | 216 | 213 | 212 | 206 | 200 | 207 | 220 | 224 | 68 | 12 South Carolina .......| 211 | 208 | 218 | 215 | 211 | 207 | 195 | 204 | 204 | 219 | 220 | 63 | 12 | | | | | | | | | | | | | Tennessee .......... | 209 | 207 | 213 | 211 | 211 | 209 | 200 | 201 | 205 | 213 | 217 | 63 | 9 Texas ................| 217 | 214 | 220 | 220 | 218 | 216 | 199 | 211 | 213 | 225 | 224 | 71 | 14 Utah .................| 223 | 219 | 229 | 227 | 221 | 221 | 213 | 205 | 216 | 228 | 230 | 79 | 18 Virginia .............| 220 | 217 | 224 | 222 | 223 | 217 | 206 | 203 | 210 | 219 | 230 | 73 | 18 West Virginia ........| 214 | 210 | 223 | 217 | 214 | 211 | 204 | 201 | 210 | 222 | 223 | 68 | 11 | | | | | | | | | | | | | Wisconsin ............| 228 | 225 | 234 | 228 | 229 | 225 | 219 | 219 | 225 | 237 | 234 | 83 | 23 Wyoming ..............| 224 | 221 | 230 | 228 | 224 | 222 | 216 | 215 | 221 | 232 | 229 | 82 | 17 |=======|=======|========|======|=========|=======|======|=======|=======|==========|=======|=======|======= Outlying area | | | | | | | | | | | | | Guam .................| 191 | 188 | 192 | 201 | 189 | 192 | 173 | 183 | 186 | 206 | 191 | 40 | 4 ----------------------|-------|-------|--------|------|---------|-------|------|-------|-------|----------|-------|-------|-------```

\1\Parents' highest level of education.

\2\Indicates ability to perform simple additive reasoning and problem solving.

\3\Indicates ability to perform simple multiplicative reasoning and 2-step problem solving.

--- Sample size insufficient to permit reliable estimate. There were fewer than 62 students.

NOTE.--These test scores are from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Forty-one states, the District of Columbia, and Guam participated in the 1992 Trial State Assessment of 4th graders. Scale ranges from 0 to 500.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress, NAEP 1992 Mathematics Report Card for the Nation and the States, prepared by Educational Testing Service. (This table was prepared April 1993.)