State rankings for reading, math scores

National Assessment of Education Progress for 2011

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A ranking of U.S. states for reading and math scores done from national standardized tests for grades 4 and 8. More information, including science and writing scores can be found at the National Center for Education Statistics, nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/states/

National Assessment of Educational Progress, 2011
 
Reading Reading  Reading Math Math Math
Grade 4 Grade 8 R – Total State rank Grade 4 Grade 8 M- Total State rank
National avg. 220 264 240 283
State
Alabama 220 258 478 37 231 269 500 49
Alaska 208 261 469 46 236 283 519 33
Arizona 212 260 472 42 235 279 514 43
Arkansas 217 259 476 38 238 279 517 37t
California 211 255 466 47 234 273 507 45t
Colorado 223 271 494 10t 244 292 536 8t
Connecticut 227 275 502 3t 242 287 529 21t
Delaware 225 266 491 17t 240 283 523 27t
Dist. of Columbia 201 242 443 51 222 260 482 51
Florida 225 262 487 25t 240 278 518 34t
Georgia 221 262 483 34 238 278 516 39t
Hawaii 214 257 471 43t 239 278 517 37t
Idaho 221 268 489 20t 240 287 527 24
Illinois 219 266 485 31 239 283 522 30t
Indiana 221 265 486 29t 244 285 529 21t
Iowa 221 265 486 29t 243 285 528 23
Kansas 224 267 491 17t 246 290 536 8t
Kentucky 225 269 494 10t 241 282 523 27t
Louisiana 210 255 465 48 231 273 504 48
Maine 222 270 492 14t 244 289 533 13t
Maryland 231 271 502 3t 247 288 535 10
Massachusetts 237 275 512 1 253 299 552 1
Michigan 219 265 484 32t 236 280 516 39t
Minnesota 222 270 492 14t 249 295 544 2t
Mississippi 209 254 463 50 230 269 499 50
Missouri 220 267 487 25t 240 282 522 30t
Montana 225 273 498 7 244 293 537 6t
Nebraska 223 268 491 17t 240 283 523 27t
Nevada 213 258 471 43t 237 278 515 42
New Hampshire 230 272 502 3t 252 292 544 2t
New Jersey 231 275 506 2 248 294 542 4
New Mexico 208 256 464 49 233 274 507 45t
New York 222 266 488 23t 238 280 518 34t
North Carolina 221 263 484 32t 245 286 531 18t
North Dakota 226 269 495 8t 245 292 537 6t
Ohio 224 268 492 14t 244 289 533 13t
Oklahoma 215 260 475 39t 237 279 516 39t
Oregon 216 264 480 35 237 283 520 32
Pennsylvania 227 268 495 8t 246 286 532 15t
Rhode Island 222 265 487 25t 242 283 525 26
South Carolina 215 260 475 39t 237 281 518 34t
South Dakota 220 269 489 20t 241 291 532 15t
Tennessee 215 259 474 41 233 274 507 45t
Texas 218 261 479 36 241 290 531 18t
Utah 220 267 487 25t 243 283 526 25
Vermont 227 274 501 6 247 294 541 5
Virginia 226 267 493 13 245 289 534 11t
Washington 221 268 489 20t 243 288 531 18t
West Virginia 214 256 470 45 235 273 508 44
Wisconsin 221 267 488 23t 245 289 534 11t
Wyoming 224 270 494 10t 244 288 532 15t

* t: tied with other states in ranking

 

Last edited: 11/3/2011

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