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Table B.2.b.-1 Average National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading scale score and percentage distribution of 8th-grade public school students, by school locale and state or jurisdiction: 2015 (View Table B.2.b.-1 continued)
State or jurisdiction Total   City   Suburban   Town   Rural
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United States 264 (0.2)   259 (0.6)   268 (0.4)   261 (0.8)   265 (0.6)
Alabama 259 (1.1)   256 (3.1)   262 (2.8)   259 (3.4)   258 (1.5)
Alaska 260 (1.1)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Arizona 263 (1.2)   262 (1.8)   268 (2.3)   256 (4.1)   258 (2.8)
Arkansas 259 (1.2)   263 (2.4)   258 (3.0)   256 (1.7)   256 (2.3)
California 259 (1.2)   257 (2.2)   261 (1.8)   254 (4.3)   264 (7.6)
                             
Colorado 268 (1.4)   265 (2.1)   271 (2.4)   263 (3.8)   274 (4.0)
Connecticut 273 (1.1)   263 (2.7)   276 (1.4)   276 (5.8)   280 (3.2)
Delaware 263 (0.8)   261 (2.3)   258 (1.2)   265 (1.7)   271 (1.5)
District of Columbia 248 (1.0)   248 (1.0)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Florida 263 (1.0)   261 (2.1)   265 (1.3)   261 (4.5)   265 (3.7)
                             
Georgia 262 (1.3)   259 (3.3)   266 (2.0)   258 (4.5)   259 (2.5)
Hawaii 257 (0.9)   260 (1.5)   258 (1.4)   253 (1.9)   256 (3.9)
Idaho 269 (0.9)   271 (2.0)   270 (1.9)   267 (1.6)   267 (1.8)
Illinois 267 (1.0)   259 (2.2)   270 (1.2)   263 (3.7)   272 (3.9)
Indiana 268 (1.1)   265 (2.4)   274 (1.8)   264 (2.3)   268 (1.8)
                             
Iowa 268 (1.0)   260 (1.7)   275 (2.4)   267 (1.7)   271 (1.7)
Kansas 267 (1.2)   260 (3.2)   273 (2.3)   264 (1.8)   271 (2.0)
Kentucky 268 (1.0)   263 (1.6)   269 (2.9)   267 (1.9)   271 (1.7)
Louisiana 255 (1.2)   251 (2.8)   261 (2.3)   249 (3.0)   258 (2.3)
Maine 268 (0.9)   271 (2.5)   272 (2.3)   265 (1.8)   268 (1.2)
                             
Maryland 268 (1.1)   262 (1.7)   269 (1.4)   (†)   274 (3.6)
Massachusetts 274 (1.1)   261 (3.6)   278 (1.2)   (†)   273 (4.8)
Michigan 264 (1.2)   257 (2.2)   267 (1.6)   269 (1.9)   264 (3.5)
Minnesota 270 (1.1)   264 (2.8)   275 (1.9)   270 (1.9)   267 (2.5)
Mississippi 252 (1.0)   (†)   262 (2.3)   246 (1.5)   253 (1.5)
                             
Missouri 267 (1.1)   258 (2.3)   269 (1.5)   269 (1.9)   268 (2.3)
Montana 270 (0.8)   266 (1.7)   (†)   269 (1.1)   274 (1.3)
Nebraska 269 (0.9)   266 (1.4)   273 (2.1)   270 (1.8)   271 (1.8)
Nevada 259 (0.9)   262 (1.1)   255 (1.5)   264 (5.3)   260 (3.9)
New Hampshire 275 (0.9)   268 (4.4)   277 (1.2)   274 (3.0)   275 (1.4)
                             
New Jersey 271 (1.0)   246 (3.0)   272 (1.1)   (†)   285 (5.8)
New Mexico 253 (0.9)   254 (1.4)   254 (2.5)   255 (1.7)   249 (1.9)
New York 263 (1.4)   257 (2.0)   270 (2.3)   (†)   269 (3.3)
North Carolina 261 (1.3)   259 (2.7)   267 (3.4)   257 (3.8)   259 (1.7)
North Dakota 267 (0.6)   270 (1.3)   269 (1.9)   266 (1.4)   265 (1.1)
                             
Ohio 266 (1.5)   241 (4.7)   272 (1.6)   266 (3.1)   267 (1.5)
Oklahoma 263 (1.3)   262 (3.1)   268 (2.3)   261 (2.3)   261 (2.2)
Oregon 268 (1.3)   270 (2.1)   267 (2.4)   263 (2.1)   272 (4.2)
Pennsylvania 269 (1.5)   249 (3.0)   275 (2.3)   261 (3.4)   275 (3.1)
Rhode Island 265 (0.7)   247 (1.8)   269 (0.9)   (†)   281 (2.0)
                             
South Carolina 260 (1.2)   261 (3.1)   268 (1.9)   248 (2.7)   256 (2.0)
South Dakota 267 (1.0)   270 (1.6)   (†)   265 (1.9)   266 (1.3)
Tennessee 265 (1.4)   259 (3.5)   275 (2.5)   262 (2.3)   264 (2.0)
Texas 261 (1.0)   257 (1.3)   266 (2.2)   258 (5.6)   261 (2.7)
Utah 269 (1.0)   266 (2.6)   270 (1.3)   268 (1.9)   269 (4.3)
                             
Vermont 274 (0.8)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Virginia 267 (1.2)   264 (3.4)   272 (1.5)   255 (3.8)   263 (2.6)
Washington 267 (1.2)   268 (2.2)   269 (1.7)   260 (3.5)   265 (4.0)
West Virginia 260 (0.9)   260 (2.1)   264 (2.1)   258 (1.4)   259 (1.4)
Wisconsin 270 (1.1)   258 (2.5)   277 (1.9)   268 (1.8)   274 (1.9)
Wyoming 269 (0.7)   264 (1.4)   (†)   271 (1.0)   271 (1.8)
See notes at end of table.