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Table 124. -  Selected characteristics of 8th-grade students in public schools, by region and state: 1992\1\
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                      |  Math  |    Year of    |            | Passing  |Percent of |            Percent of students reporting
                      | units  |  revision of  |  Length of | test in  | students  |_________________________________________________________
   Region and state   |required| state guides  |school year |   math   | with 4 or |          |        |         |         |       |Watching
                      |  for   |     with      |            | required |more hours | Spending |Spending|Spending |Positive | Both  |6 or more
                      | gradu- |     NCTM      |            |   for    |  of math  |30 minutes| 1 or 2 |more than|attitudes|parents|hours of
                      | ation  | standards\2\  |____________|graduation|instruction| or more  | hours  | 2 hours | towards |living |  tele-
                      |        |               |1989 | 1992 | in 1993  | each week | on math  | on all | on all  | math\3\ |  at   | vision
                      |        |               |     |      |          |           | homework |homework|homework |         | home  |each day
                      |        |               |     |      |          |           | each day |each day|each day |         |       |
______________________|________|_______________|_____|______|__________|___________|__________|________|_________|_________|_______|_________
          1           |   2    |       3       |  4  |  5   |    6     |     7     |    8     |   9    |   10    |   11    |  12   |   13
______________________|________|_______________|_____|______|__________|___________|__________|________|_________|_________|_______|_________
    Total ............|    --- |           --- | --- |  --- |      --- |        32 |       64 |     59 |       8 |      59 |    75 |      13
                      |========|===============|=====|======|==========|===========|==========|========|=========|=========|=======|=========
        Region        |        |               |     |      |          |           |          |        |         |         |       |
  Northeast ..........|    --- |           --- | --- |  --- |      --- |        35 |       59 |     62 |       8 |      56 |    75 |      14
  Southeast ..........|    --- |           --- | --- |  --- |      --- |        37 |       65 |     56 |       7 |      59 |    71 |      17
  Central ............|    --- |           --- | --- |  --- |      --- |        24 |       63 |     65 |       6 |      63 |    79 |      11
  West ...............|    --- |           --- | --- |  --- |      --- |        30 |       68 |     56 |      10 |      56 |    75 |      12
                      |========|===============|=====|======|==========|===========|==========|========|=========|=========|=======|=========
        State         |        |               |     |      |          |           |          |        |         |         |       |
Alabama ..............|      2 |     1989      | 175 |  175 |   Yes    |        60 |       65 |     59 |       7 |      62 |    72 |      20
Alaska ...............|      2 |  Devel.,1994  | --- |  180 |    No    |       --- |      --- |    --- |     --- |     --- |   --- |     ---
Arizona ..............|      2 |     1992      | 175 |  175 |    No    |        34 |       65 |     56 |       5 |      54 |    76 |       9
Arkansas .............|      3 |     1993      | 178 |  178 |    No    |        42 |       61 |     56 |       7 |      60 |    75 |      20
California ...........|      2 |     1991      | 180 |  180 |    No    |        43 |       67 |     63 |      10 |      56 |    74 |      10
                      |        |               |     |      |          |           |          |        |         |         |       |
Colorado .............|  (\4\) |     1994      | 180 |(\5\) |    No    |        27 |       65 |     61 |       7 |      58 |    77 |       7
Connecticut ..........|      3 |  Devel.,1995  | 180 |  180 |    No    |        21 |       61 |     70 |       9 |      59 |    79 |      11
Delaware .............|      2 |  Devel.,1994  | 180 |  180 |    No    |        30 |       57 |     62 |       5 |      63 |    73 |      17
District of Columbia .|      3 |     1993      | 190 |  180 |    No    |        52 |       63 |     63 |      10 |      73 |    45 |      31
Florida ..............|      3 |  Devel.,1994  | 180 |  180 |   Yes    |        40 |       62 |     57 |       7 |      61 |    71 |      15
                      |        |               |     |      |          |           |          |        |         |         |       |
Georgia ..............|      3 |     1992      | 180 |  180 |   Yes    |        56 |       65 |     59 |       7 |      66 |    71 |      18
Hawaii ...............|      3 |  Devel.,1994  | 183 |  180 |   Yes    |        34 |       68 |     55 |      11 |      54 |    75 |      22
Idaho ................|      2 |     1994      | 180 |  180 |    No    |        28 |       63 |     57 |       5 |      56 |    83 |       7
Illinois .............|      2 |  Devel.,1994  | 180 |  180 |    No    |       --- |      --- |    --- |     --- |     --- |   --- |     ---
Indiana...............|      2 |     1991      | 180 |  180 |    No    |        32 |       62 |     60 |       6 |      61 |    78 |       9
                      |        |               |     |      |          |           |          |        |         |         |       |
Iowa .................|  (\4\) |     1987      | 180 |  180 |    No    |        20 |       61 |     63 |       4 |      63 |    83 |       7
Kansas ...............|      2 |     1991      | --- |  180 |    No    |       --- |      --- |    --- |     --- |     --- |   --- |     ---
Kentucky .............|      3 |     1993      | 175 |  175 |    No    |        47 |       61 |     54 |       6 |      57 |    78 |      13
Louisiana ............|      3 |  Devel.,1994  | 180 |  180 |   Yes    |        54 |       62 |     61 |      10 |      63 |    71 |      20
Maine ................|      2 |  Devel.,1994  | --- |  175 |    No    |        12 |       66 |     70 |       8 |      61 |    81 |       8
                      |        |               |     |      |          |           |          |        |         |         |       |
Maryland .............|      3 |     1985      | 180 |  180 |   Yes    |        45 |       60 |     65 |       7 |      61 |    73 |      17
Massachusetts ........|  (\4\) |     1994      | --- |  180 |    No    |        28 |       67 |     70 |       9 |      57 |    77 |       8
Michigan .............|      3 |  Devel.,1994  | 180 |  180 |   Yes    |        39 |       67 |     61 |       7 |      60 |    75 |      13
Minnesota ............|      1 |  Devel.,1994  | 175 |  175 |    No    |        41 |       64 |     59 |       5 |      57 |    85 |       5
Mississippi ..........|      2 |     1993      | --- |  180 |   Yes    |        60 |       68 |     60 |       8 |      67 |    70 |      21
                      |        |               |     |      |          |           |          |        |         |         |       |
Missouri .............|      2 |     1990      | --- |  174 |    No    |        44 |       66 |     60 |       6 |      60 |    77 |      12
Montana ..............|      2 |  Devel.,1995  | 180 |  180 |    No    |       --- |      --- |    --- |     --- |     --- |   --- |     ---
Nebraska .............|  (\4\) |  Devel.,1994  |(\5\)|(\5\) |    No    |        25 |       69 |     61 |       5 |      60 |    81 |       8
Nevada ...............|      2 |     1993      | --- |  180 |   Yes    |       --- |      --- |    --- |     --- |     --- |   --- |     ---
New Hampshire ........|      2 |     1993      | 180 |  180 |    No    |        38 |       62 |     68 |       9 |      58 |    81 |       7
                      |        |               |     |      |          |           |          |        |         |         |       |
New Jersey ...........|      3 |     1993      | 180 |  180 |   Yes    |        28 |       62 |     68 |      10 |      62 |    78 |      13
New Mexico ...........|      3 |     1992      | 180 |  180 |   Yes    |        26 |       65 |     56 |       7 |      56 |    75 |      11
New York .............|      2 |  Devel.,1994  | 180 |  180 |   Yes    |        20 |       54 |     66 |       9 |      62 |    75 |      15
North Carolina .......|      2 |     1992      | 180 |  180 |   Yes    |        52 |       64 |     64 |       7 |      65 |    73 |      16
North Dakota .........|      2 |     1993      | 180 |  180 |    No    |        44 |       70 |     63 |       6 |      55 |    85 |       5
                      |        |               |     |      |          |           |          |        |         |         |       |
Ohio .................|      2 |     1990      | 182 |  182 |   Yes    |        26 |       62 |     62 |       6 |      62 |    74 |      12
Oklahoma .............|      2 |     1993      | 175 |  175 |    No    |        37 |       69 |     59 |       7 |      58 |    78 |      11
Oregon ...............|      2 |  Devel.,1994  | 175 |(\5\) |    No    |       --- |      --- |    --- |     --- |     --- |   --- |     ---
Pennsylvania .........|      3 |     none      | 180 |  180 |    No    |        24 |       58 |     63 |       4 |      59 |    79 |       9
Rhode Island .........|      2 |  Devel.,1994  | 180 |  180 |    No    |        43 |       62 |     67 |       7 |      56 |    78 |       9
                      |        |               |     |      |          |           |          |        |         |         |       |
South Carolina .......|      3 |     1993      | --- |  180 |   Yes    |        59 |       61 |     61 |       7 |      70 |    73 |      17
South Dakota .........|      2 |  Devel.,1995  | --- |  175 |    No    |       --- |      --- |    --- |     --- |     --- |   --- |     ---
Tennessee ............|      2 |     1991      | --- |  180 |   Yes    |        60 |       67 |     62 |       6 |      58 |    73 |      14
Texas ................|      3 |     1991      | 175 |  175 |   Yes    |        38 |       67 |     57 |       8 |      61 |    75 |      12
Utah .................|      2 |     1993      | --- |  180 |    No    |        28 |       62 |     56 |       5 |      55 |    85 |       5
                      |        |               |     |      |          |           |          |        |         |         |       |
Vermont ..............|  (\6\) |  Devel.,1994  | --- |  175 |    No    |       --- |      --- |    --- |     --- |     --- |   --- |     ---
Virginia .............|      2 |     1988      | 180 |  180 |   Yes    |        38 |       65 |     63 |       7 |      63 |    77 |      15
Washington ...........|      2 |  Devel.,1994  | --- |  180 |    No    |       --- |      --- |    --- |     --- |     --- |   --- |     ---
West Virginia ........|      2 |     1992      | 180 |  180 |   Yes    |        40 |       57 |     55 |       5 |      58 |    78 |      13
Wisconsin ............|      2 |  Devel.,1995  | 180 |  180 |    No    |        32 |       59 |     61 |       5 |      59 |    80 |       8
Wyoming ..............|  (\4\) |     1990      | 175 |  175 |    No    |        24 |       60 |     55 |       5 |      58 |    81 |       8
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    Outlying areas    |        |               |     |      |          |           |          |        |         |         |       |
Guam .................|    --- |           --- | --- |  --- |      --- |        28 |       68 |     47 |      12 |      50 |    79 |      20
Virgin Islands .......|    --- |           --- | --- |  180 |      --- |        31 |       61 |     47 |      11 |      75 |    56 |      32
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\1\Data are for 1992 unless otherwise specified.
\2\Standards recommended by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
\3\Percent of students agreeing or strongly agreeing with positive statements about mathematics.
\4\Local board determines.
\5\No statewide policy.
\6\5 units of math and science combined.
---Data not available or not applicable.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress, The State of Mathematics Achievement, by Educational Testing Service; and Council of Chief State School Officers, State Education Indicators. (This table was prepared June 1994.)


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