A state-by-state account of national reading, math scores for eighth-graders

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas students posted gains in math and reading scores in 2011 National Assessment of Education Progress, especially when compared to scores from 2003. State Education Commissioner Diane DeBacker said Tuesday gains were particularly strong in math and among English language learners.

The 2003 figures are referenced because that's when Kansas adopted new curriculum standards, and the first year the state had 100 percent participation from schools selected to take the NAEP tests.

The state's fourth-grade scores were 224 in reading and 246 in math. Nationally, they were 220 in reading and 240 in math. Kansas eighth-graders scored 267 in reading and 290 in math, while nationally they were 264 in reading and 283 in math. All scores are based on a 500-point scale.


A state-by-state look at the percentage of eighth-graders who scored at or above reading and math proficiency levels on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, which is administered by the Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics.

Proficiency levels in both subjects are shown for both 2009 and 2011, with reading scores in the first two columns and math scores in the next two.

         
 
READING
MATH
STATE/REGION
2009
2011
2009
2011
National public  30 32 33 34
Alabama 24 26 20 20
Alaska 27 31 33 35
Arizona 27 28 29 31
Arkansas 27 28 27 29
California 22 24 23 25
Colorado 32 40 40 43
Connecticut 43 45 40 38
Delaware 31 33 32 32
District of Columbia 14 16 11 17
Florida 32 30 29 28
Georgia 27 28 27 28
Hawaii 22 26 25 30
Idaho 33 34 38 37
Illinois 33 34 33 33
Indiana 32 32 36 34
Iowa 32 33 34 34
Kansas 33 35 39 41
Kentucky 33 36 27 31
Louisiana 20 22 20 22
Maine 35 39 35 39
Maryland 36 40 40 40
Massachusetts 43 46 52 51
Michigan 31 32 31 31
Minnesota 38 39 47 48
Mississippi 19 21 15 19
Missouri 34 35 35 32
Montana 38 42 44 46
Nebraska 35 35 35 33
Nevada 22 26 25 29
New Hampshire 39 40 43 44
New Jersey 42 45 44 47
New Mexico 22 22 20 24
New York 33 35 34 30
North Carolina 29 31 36 37
North Dakota 34 34 43 43
Ohio 37 37 36 39
Oklahoma 26 27 24 27
Oregon 33 33 37 33
Pennsylvania 40 38 40 39
Rhode Island 28 33 28 34
South Carolina 24 27 30 32
South Dakota 24 27 30 32
Tennessee 37 35 42 42
Texas 28 27 25 24
Utah 33 35 35 35
Vermont 41 44 43 46
Virginia 32 36 36 40
Washington 36 37 39 40
West Virginia 22 24 19 21
Wisconsin 34 35 39 41
Wyoming  34 38 35 37
DoDEA  39 39 36 37

 


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