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Table 123. -  Mathematics attainment for 4th-graders in public schools, by region and state: 1996
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                      |         |Percent attaining mathematics                 |Percent of students by highest level of
                      |         |achievement levels\1\                         |education attained by parents\2\
                      |         |______________________________________________|
                      |         |          |           |           |           |
                      |Average  |          |           |           |           |____________________________________________
        Region        |profi-   |Below     |Basic      |Profi-     |Advanced   |Did not  |Gradu-   |Some edu-  |Gradu-
         and          |ciency,  |basic     |or above\3\|cient      |or above\5\|finish   |ated     |cation     | ated
        state         |all      |          |           |or above\4\|           |high     |high     |after high |college
                      |areas    |          |           |           |           |school   |school   |school     |
______________________|_________|__________|___________|___________|___________|_________|_________|___________|____________
          1           | 2       |  3       |  4        |  5        |  6        | 7       | 8       |  9        |  10
______________________|_________|__________|___________|___________|___________|_________|_________|___________|____________
     United States ...|224 (1.0)|  36 (1.4)|  64  (1.4)|  21  (1.0)|    2 (0.3)| 4  (0.4)| 13 (0.7)|   7  (0.4)|    37 (1.3)
                      |_________|__________|___________|___________|___________|_________|_________|___________|____________
        Region        |         |          |           |           |           |         |         |           |
  Northeast ..........|228 (2.0)|  30 (2.9)|  70  (2.9)|  26  (1.6)|    3 (0.9)|     --- |     --- |       --- |        ---
  Southeast ..........|218 (1.9)|  45 (2.9)|  55  (2.9)|  16  (2.4)|    2 (0.8)|     --- |     --- |       --- |        ---
  Central ............|231 (2.9)|  25 (2.6)|  75  (2.6)|  27  (2.1)|    2 (0.6)|     --- |     --- |       --- |        ---
  West ...............|220 (1.7)|  42 (2.8)|  58  (2.8)|  18  (1.7)|    2 (0.5)|     --- |     --- |       --- |        ---
                      |=========|==========|===========|===========|===========|=========|=========|===========|============
        State         |         |          |           |           |           |         |         |           |
Alabama ..............|212 (1.2)|  52 (2.0)|  48  (2.0)|  11  (1.1)|    1 (0.2)| 7  (0.8)| 19 (1.0)|   9  (0.7)|    35 (1.6)
Alaska ...............|224 (1.3)|  35 (2.0)|  65  (2.0)|  21  (1.2)|    2 (0.5)| 3  (0.5)| 10 (0.9)|   8  (0.7)|    34 (1.5)
Arizona ..............|218 (1.7)|  43 (2.4)|  57  (2.4)|  15  (1.6)|    1 (0.4)| 5  (0.5)| 11 (0.9)|   9  (0.6)|    34 (1.7)
Arkansas .............|216 (1.5)|  46 (2.2)|  54  (2.2)|  13  (1.4)|    1 (0.3)| 6  (0.6)| 20 (1.0)|   9  (0.7)|    31 (1.3)
California ...........|209 (1.8)|  54 (2.4)|  46  (2.4)|  11  (1.5)|    1 (0.4)| 4  (0.6)|  9 (0.7)|   7  (0.6)|    32 (1.4)
Colorado .............|226 (1.0)|  33 (1.6)|  67  (1.6)|  22  (1.3)|    2 (0.3)| 3  (0.4)| 10 (0.7)|  10  (0.6)|    42 (1.6)
                      |         |          |           |           |           |         |         |           |
Connecticut ..........|232 (1.1)|  25 (1.5)|  75  (1.5)|  31  (1.7)|    3 (0.5)| 3  (0.4)|  9 (0.6)|   8  (0.6)|    47 (1.3)
Delaware .............|215 (0.6)|  46 (1.1)|  54  (1.1)|  16  (1.2)|    1 (0.4)| 3  (0.4)| 13 (0.8)|   8  (0.7)|    37 (1.0)
District of Columbia .|187 (1.1)|  80 (0.8)|  20  (0.8)|   5  (0.5)|    1 (0.4)| 4  (0.4)| 15 (0.6)|   6  (0.4)|    42 (1.0)
Florida ..............|216 (1.2)|  45 (1.7)|  55  (1.7)|  15  (1.1)|    1 (0.2)| 4  (0.6)| 12 (1.0)|   7  (0.6)|    38 (1.5)
Georgia ..............|215 (1.5)|  47 (2.1)|  53  (2.1)|  13  (1.3)|    1 (0.3)| 6  (0.6)| 17 (0.9)|   7  (0.6)|    36 (1.6)
                      |         |          |           |           |           |         |         |           |
Hawaii ...............|215 (1.5)|  47 (1.6)|  53  (1.6)|  16  (1.1)|    2 (0.4)| 2  (0.3)| 12 (0.7)|   6  (0.5)|    39 (1.2)
Indiana...............|229 (1.0)|  28 (1.7)|  72  (1.7)|  24  (1.6)|    2 (0.5)| 4  (0.4)| 19 (1.0)|   9  (0.9)|    37 (1.8)
Iowa .................|229 (1.1)|  26 (1.4)|  74  (1.4)|  22  (1.4)|    1 (0.4)| 3  (0.4)| 16 (0.9)|   9  (0.7)|    36 (1.7)
Kentucky .............|220 (1.1)|  40 (1.8)|  60  (1.8)|  16  (1.1)|    1 (0.3)| 9  (0.9)| 19 (1.1)|   8  (0.7)|    31 (1.2)
Louisiana ............|209 (1.1)|  56 (1.8)|  44  (1.8)|   8  (0.9)|    0 (0.2)| 6  (0.6)| 19 (1.1)|   9  (0.7)|    35 (1.4)
                      |         |          |           |           |           |         |         |           |
Maine ................|232 (1.0)|  25 (1.4)|  75  (1.4)|  27  (1.4)|    3 (0.6)| 3  (0.4)| 13 (0.9)|   9  (0.6)|    39 (1.8)
Maryland .............|221 (1.6)|  41 (1.8)|  59  (1.8)|  22  (1.7)|    3 (0.7)| 3  (0.4)| 13 (0.9)|   7  (0.6)|    45 (1.6)
Massachusetts ........|229 (1.4)|  29 (1.8)|  71  (1.8)|  24  (1.9)|    2 (0.5)| 2  (0.3)| 10 (0.7)|   8  (0.6)|    48 (1.9)
Michigan .............|226 (1.3)|  32 (1.8)|  68  (1.8)|  23  (1.5)|    2 (0.5)| 4  (0.5)| 14 (1.0)|   8  (0.7)|    38 (1.5)
Minnesota ............|232 (1.1)|  24 (1.5)|  76  (1.5)|  29  (1.5)|    3 (0.5)| 2  (0.3)| 11 (0.8)|   7  (0.6)|    42 (1.5)
                      |         |          |           |           |           |         |         |           |
Mississippi ..........|208 (1.2)|  58 (1.9)|  42  (1.9)|   8  (0.9)|    0 (0.2)| 7  (0.6)| 19 (1.0)|   7  (0.5)|    35 (1.3)
Missouri .............|225 (1.1)|  34 (1.7)|  66  (1.7)|  20  (1.3)|    1 (0.3)| 4  (0.5)| 16 (0.9)|   9  (0.7)|    36 (1.6)
Montana ..............|228 (1.2)|  29 (1.9)|  71  (1.9)|  22  (1.6)|    1 (0.4)| 3  (0.4)| 11 (0.8)|  11  (0.8)|    40 (1.5)
Nebraska .............|228 (1.2)|  30 (1.6)|  70  (1.6)|  24  (1.4)|    2 (0.3)| 3  (0.4)| 13 (0.9)|   9  (0.7)|    41 (1.2)
Nevada ...............|218 (1.3)|  43 (1.8)|  57  (1.8)|  14  (1.2)|    1 (0.3)| 4  (0.6)| 12 (0.7)|   8  (0.6)|    34 (1.2)
                      |         |          |           |           |           |         |         |           |
New Jersey ...........|227 (1.5)|  32 (2.1)|  68  (2.1)|  25  (1.7)|    3 (0.7)| 3  (0.5)| 12 (1.1)|   7  (0.6)|    46 (2.0)
New Mexico ...........|214 (1.8)|  49 (2.4)|  51  (2.4)|  13  (1.2)|    1 (0.3)| 6  (0.6)| 15 (0.8)|  11  (0.9)|    35 (1.3)
New York .............|223 (1.2)|  36 (1.8)|  64  (1.8)|  20  (1.2)|    2 (0.4)| 4  (0.4)| 10 (0.8)|   6  (0.6)|    43 (1.6)
North Carolina .......|224 (1.2)|  36 (1.6)|  64  (1.6)|  21  (1.3)|    2 (0.4)| 5  (0.6)| 12 (0.8)|   7  (0.6)|    42 (1.7)
North Dakota .........|231 (1.2)|  25 (1.9)|  75  (1.9)|  24  (1.3)|    2 (0.5)| 2  (0.3)| 11 (0.7)|   8  (0.8)|    47 (1.4)
                      |         |          |           |           |           |         |         |           |
Oregon ...............|223 (1.4)|  35 (2.2)|  65  (2.2)|  21  (1.3)|    2 (0.5)| 4  (0.5)| 11 (0.8)|   7  (0.5)|    38 (1.5)
Pennsylvania .........|226 (1.2)|  32 (1.8)|  68  (1.8)|  20  (1.5)|    1 (0.3)|---  --- |---  --- | ---   --- |   ---  ---
Rhode Island .........|220 (1.4)|  39 (2.0)|  61  (2.0)|  17  (1.3)|    1 (0.3)| 5  (0.4)| 12 (0.9)|   7  (0.5)|    40 (1.3)
South Carolina .......|213 (1.3)|  52 (2.0)|  48  (2.0)|  12  (1.3)|    1 (0.3)| 5  (0.5)| 16 (1.0)|   7  (0.8)|    38 (1.2)
Tennessee ..........  |219 (1.4)|  42 (2.0)|  58  (2.0)|  17  (1.5)|    1 (0.3)| 6  (0.6)| 19 (0.9)|   8  (0.6)|    36 (1.5)
                      |         |          |           |           |           |         |         |           |
Texas ................|229 (1.4)|  31 (1.9)|  69  (1.9)|  25  (1.5)|    3 (0.5)| 6  (0.5)| 11 (0.8)|   7  (0.5)|    38 (1.6)
Utah .................|227 (1.2)|  31 (1.6)|  69  (1.6)|  23  (1.3)|    2 (0.4)| 2  (0.3)| 10 (0.7)|   8  (0.6)|    41 (1.7)
Vermont ............. |225 (1.2)|  33 (2.1)|  67  (2.1)|  23  (1.1)|    3 (0.5)| 3  (0.4)| 12 (0.9)|   7  (0.7)|    44 (1.4)
Virginia .............|223 (1.4)|  38 (2.2)|  62  (2.2)|  19  (1.5)|    2 (0.5)| 5  (0.7)| 15 (1.0)|   7  (0.7)|    41 (1.8)
Washington ...........|225 (1.2)|  33 (1.8)|  67  (1.8)|  21  (1.2)|    1 (0.2)| 2  (0.3)|  9 (0.7)|   8  (0.6)|    38 (1.5)
                      |         |          |           |           |           |         |         |           |
West Virginia ........|223 (1.0)|  37 (1.6)|  63  (1.6)|  19  (1.2)|    2 (0.5)| 7  (0.7)| 21 (0.9)|   9  (0.7)|    35 (1.4)
Wisconsin ............|231 (1.0)|  26 (1.2)|  74  (1.2)|  27  (1.3)|    3 (0.6)| 2  (0.5)| 13 (1.0)|   8  (0.8)|    38 (1.6)
Wyoming ..............|223 (1.4)|  36 (1.7)|  64  (1.7)|  19  (1.2)|    1 (0.3)| 4  (0.5)| 12 (0.7)|   8  (0.5)|    38 (1.2)
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    Outlying area     |         |          |           |           |           |         |         |           |
Guam .................|188 (1.3)|  77 (1.4)|  23  (1.4)|   3  (0.5)|    0  --- | 5  (0.7)| 14 (1.0)|   5  (0.6)|    36 (1.4)
______________________|_________|__________|___________|___________|___________|_________|_________|___________|____________

\1\Achievement levels are in developmental status.
\2\Excludes students who responded "I don't know" to the question about educational level of parents.
\3\ This level denotes partial mastery of prerequisite knowledge and skills that are fundamental for proficient work at the 4th grade.
\4\This level represents solid academic mastery for 4th graders. Students reaching this level have demonstrated competency over challenging subject matter, including subject-matter knowledge, application of such knowledge to real-world situations, and analytical skills appropriate to the subject matter.
\5\This level signifies superior performance.
---Data not available.

NOTE.--These test scores are from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Forty-seven states, the District of Columbia, and Guam participated in the 1996 Trial State Assessment of 4th graders. Scale ranges from 0 to 500. Results are not shown for states with a school participation rate of less than 70 percent. Standard errors appear in parentheses.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress, NAEP 1996 Mathematics Report Card for the Nation and the States, prepared by Educational Testing Service. (This table was prepared August 1997.)


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