Glance: 4th and 8th grade math and reading scores

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Posted: Nov 07, 2013 10:02 AM

A look at national average math and reading scores on the fourth and eighth grade levels by state for 2011 and 2013, and a comparison between the two years:

NAEP 2011 and 2013 Average Scale Score by Jurisdiction and change from 2011
4th grade Math 4th grade Reading
Jurisdiction 2013 2011 '13-'11 2013 2011 '13-'11 2013 2011 '13-'11 2013 2011 '13-'11
National Public 241.18 240.11 1.07 220.67 220.03 0.65 283.62 282.73 0.89 266.02 263.59 2.43
Alabama 232.86 231.29 1.58 218.58 220.27 -1.70 269.19 269.10 0.10 257.43 258.42 -0.99
Alaska 236.12 236.36 -0.24 209.35 207.92 1.42 281.56 283.27 -1.71 261.26 261.29 -0.03
Arizona 240.30 235.16 5.15 213.13 212.40 0.74 279.72 279.03 0.69 260.45 260.15 0.30
Arkansas 239.89 237.81 2.08 218.52 216.51 2.01 277.91 279.09 -1.17 261.96 259.14 2.82
California 233.65 234.16 -0.51 212.55 211.36 1.19 275.90 272.77 3.13 261.50 254.94 6.57
Colorado 246.98 244.46 2.52 226.66 223.43 3.23 289.68 291.74 -2.06 271.01 270.64 0.37
Connecticut 243.44 242.41 1.03 229.58 227.43 2.15 285.24 287.00 -1.76 274.46 274.68 -0.22
Delaware 243.11 240.36 2.75 225.77 225.13 0.64 282.34 282.77 -0.43 265.98 265.84 0.15
Florida 241.68 239.83 1.85 227.46 224.53 2.93 280.86 277.84 3.02 265.83 262.12 3.71
Georgia 240.05 238.37 1.68 221.84 220.81 1.03 279.18 278.48 0.70 264.62 262.36 2.26
Hawaii 243.31 238.82 4.49 214.84 213.61 1.23 281.41 277.84 3.58 259.96 257.19 2.77
Idaho 240.72 240.33 0.39 219.30 220.83 -1.53 286.41 286.68 -0.26 270.22 268.01 2.21
Illinois 239.00 238.84 0.16 218.54 219.36 -0.82 284.90 283.23 1.67 266.90 265.64 1.25
Indiana 248.60 243.84 4.76 225.33 220.73 4.60 287.77 285.00 2.76 267.27 264.73 2.54
Iowa 245.79 242.60 3.19 223.82 220.71 3.11 285.07 284.92 0.15 269.00 264.55 4.45
Kansas 246.19 246.26 -0.07 223.39 223.57 -0.18 289.52 289.62 -0.10 266.89 267.34 -0.45
Kentucky 241.47 240.83 0.64 224.43 225.14 -0.71 280.65 281.61 -0.96 269.62 268.83 0.78
Louisiana 231.37 230.78 0.59 210.45 210.41 0.04 272.76 272.84 -0.08 257.35 254.69 2.66
Maine 245.85 244.26 1.59 224.83 222.04 2.80 288.73 288.73 0.00 269.19 269.87 -0.68
Maryland 245.17 247.11 -1.94 232.06 230.78 1.27 286.64 288.00 -1.36 273.80 271.22 2.58
Massachusetts 253.03 253.40 -0.36 232.37 236.77 -4.40 300.57 298.51 2.06 277.01 275.37 1.64
Michigan 236.82 236.40 0.42 217.37 218.86 -1.50 280.13 280.18 -0.04 265.94 265.19 0.75
Minnesota 253.42 249.19 4.23 227.03 222.31 4.72 294.59 294.95 -0.35 271.02 270.15 0.87
Mississippi 231.11 229.87 1.24 208.52 209.19 -0.67 271.16 269.24 1.93 253.15 253.83 -0.69
Missouri 239.55 240.49 -0.95 222.33 220.35 1.99 282.99 281.95 1.04 267.22 266.76 0.45
Montana 243.70 243.80 -0.10 222.98 225.14 -2.16 289.23 292.91 -3.68 271.77 272.87 -1.11
Nebraska 243.16 239.80 3.35 223.25 223.31 -0.06 285.06 283.20 1.86 269.22 267.70 1.52
Nevada 236.26 237.03 -0.77 213.76 212.58 1.18 278.29 278.11 0.17 261.70 258.19 3.50
New Hampshire 252.99 251.78 1.21 232.00 230.39 1.61 295.67 292.11 3.56 274.31 272.08 2.23
New Jersey 246.87 248.00 -1.13 228.72 231.24 -2.52 296.05 294.14 1.91 276.38 275.18 1.19
New Mexico 232.78 232.84 -0.06 205.76 208.01 -2.26 272.76 274.45 -1.69 255.87 255.86 0.01
New York 240.35 237.52 2.83 223.81 222.49 1.32 281.81 280.45 1.35 266.35 265.70 0.65
North Carolina 244.80 244.52 0.28 222.23 221.36 0.87 285.65 286.27 -0.62 264.54 262.93 1.61
North Dakota 246.42 245.16 1.27 224.08 225.58 -1.49 290.52 292.00 -1.48 267.78 268.69 -0.92
Ohio 245.55 244.04 1.51 223.89 223.83 0.06 289.53 288.60 0.93 269.09 268.28 0.80
Oklahoma 238.92 237.43 1.49 216.99 215.48 1.51 275.51 279.18 -3.67 261.93 260.12 1.81
Oregon 240.10 236.91 3.18 219.13 216.44 2.69 283.52 282.52 1.01 268.28 264.23 4.06
Pennsylvania 244.01 245.65 -1.64 226.40 227.24 -0.83 289.62 286.10 3.52 272.09 267.75 4.33
Rhode Island 241.42 241.62 -0.21 222.80 222.48 0.32 284.09 282.88 1.22 266.68 265.12 1.56
South Carolina 236.63 237.30 -0.68 213.65 214.90 -1.25 279.82 281.00 -1.18 261.45 260.31 1.14
South Dakota 240.98 240.98 0.00 217.93 219.81 -1.88 287.27 290.62 -3.34 268.10 268.94 -0.84
Tennessee 239.77 232.90 6.87 219.74 214.64 5.10 277.72 274.04 3.68 265.36 259.21 6.15
Texas 241.93 241.10 0.82 216.91 218.32 -1.41 288.20 290.35 -2.15 263.68 261.43 2.26
Utah 242.82 242.54 0.28 222.77 220.42 2.35 284.33 283.31 1.02 270.04 267.09 2.95
Vermont 247.80 246.64 1.16 227.99 226.77 1.21 295.47 293.88 1.59 274.37 273.84 0.53
Virginia 246.18 245.33 0.84 228.56 226.38 2.18 288.14 289.26 -1.11 267.59 267.27 0.32
Washington 246.29 243.18 3.11 225.05 220.53 4.52 289.96 288.11 1.85 272.04 267.58 4.46
West Virginia 237.44 234.66 2.78 214.66 214.39 0.28 274.43 273.26 1.17 257.38 256.11 1.28
Wisconsin 244.71 244.69 0.01 220.82 221.24 -0.42 288.75 288.67 0.08 267.54 267.17 0.38
Wyoming 246.52 243.87 2.65 225.85 224.06 1.79 288.12 287.77 0.35 270.97 269.57 1.40
District of Columbia 228.57 221.81 6.76 205.61 200.63 4.99 265.26 260.47 4.79 247.74 242.06 5.68
DoDEA 245.01 240.82 4.19 232.11 229.48 2.63 290.43 287.85 2.58 276.99 272.35 4.64

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

Note: DoDEA stands for Department of Defense Education Activity