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

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Associated Press

Posted on November 7, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 7 at 10:07 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 Math4th grade Reading
Jurisdiction20132011'13-'1120132011'13-'1120132011'13-'1120132011'13-'11
National Public241.18240.111.07220.67220.030.65283.62282.730.89266.02263.592.43
Alabama232.86231.291.58218.58220.27-1.70269.19269.100.10257.43258.42-0.99
Alaska236.12236.36-0.24209.35207.921.42281.56283.27-1.71261.26261.29-0.03
Arizona240.30235.165.15213.13212.400.74279.72279.030.69260.45260.150.30
Arkansas239.89237.812.08218.52216.512.01277.91279.09-1.17261.96259.142.82
California233.65234.16-0.51212.55211.361.19275.90272.773.13261.50254.946.57
Colorado246.98244.462.52226.66223.433.23289.68291.74-2.06271.01270.640.37
Connecticut243.44242.411.03229.58227.432.15285.24287.00-1.76274.46274.68-0.22
Delaware243.11240.362.75225.77225.130.64282.34282.77-0.43265.98265.840.15
Florida241.68239.831.85227.46224.532.93280.86277.843.02265.83262.123.71
Georgia240.05238.371.68221.84220.811.03279.18278.480.70264.62262.362.26
Hawaii243.31238.824.49214.84213.611.23281.41277.843.58259.96257.192.77
Idaho240.72240.330.39219.30220.83-1.53286.41286.68-0.26270.22268.012.21
Illinois239.00238.840.16218.54219.36-0.82284.90283.231.67266.90265.641.25
Indiana248.60243.844.76225.33220.734.60287.77285.002.76267.27264.732.54
Iowa245.79242.603.19223.82220.713.11285.07284.920.15269.00264.554.45
Kansas246.19246.26-0.07223.39223.57-0.18289.52289.62-0.10266.89267.34-0.45
Kentucky241.47240.830.64224.43225.14-0.71280.65281.61-0.96269.62268.830.78
Louisiana231.37230.780.59210.45210.410.04272.76272.84-0.08257.35254.692.66
Maine245.85244.261.59224.83222.042.80288.73288.730.00269.19269.87-0.68
Maryland245.17247.11-1.94232.06230.781.27286.64288.00-1.36273.80271.222.58
Massachusetts253.03253.40-0.36232.37236.77-4.40300.57298.512.06277.01275.371.64
Michigan236.82236.400.42217.37218.86-1.50280.13280.18-0.04265.94265.190.75
Minnesota253.42249.194.23227.03222.314.72294.59294.95-0.35271.02270.150.87
Mississippi231.11229.871.24208.52209.19-0.67271.16269.241.93253.15253.83-0.69
Missouri239.55240.49-0.95222.33220.351.99282.99281.951.04267.22266.760.45
Montana243.70243.80-0.10222.98225.14-2.16289.23292.91-3.68271.77272.87-1.11
Nebraska243.16239.803.35223.25223.31-0.06285.06283.201.86269.22267.701.52
Nevada236.26237.03-0.77213.76212.581.18278.29278.110.17261.70258.193.50
New Hampshire252.99251.781.21232.00230.391.61295.67292.113.56274.31272.082.23
New Jersey246.87248.00-1.13228.72231.24-2.52296.05294.141.91276.38275.181.19
New Mexico232.78232.84-0.06205.76208.01-2.26272.76274.45-1.69255.87255.860.01
New York240.35237.522.83223.81222.491.32281.81280.451.35266.35265.700.65
North Carolina244.80244.520.28222.23221.360.87285.65286.27-0.62264.54262.931.61
North Dakota246.42245.161.27224.08225.58-1.49290.52292.00-1.48267.78268.69-0.92
Ohio245.55244.041.51223.89223.830.06289.53288.600.93269.09268.280.80
Oklahoma238.92237.431.49216.99215.481.51275.51279.18-3.67261.93260.121.81
Oregon240.10236.913.18219.13216.442.69283.52282.521.01268.28264.234.06
Pennsylvania244.01245.65-1.64226.40227.24-0.83289.62286.103.52272.09267.754.33
Rhode Island241.42241.62-0.21222.80222.480.32284.09282.881.22266.68265.121.56
South Carolina236.63237.30-0.68213.65214.90-1.25279.82281.00-1.18261.45260.311.14
South Dakota240.98240.980.00217.93219.81-1.88287.27290.62-3.34268.10268.94-0.84
Tennessee239.77232.906.87219.74214.645.10277.72274.043.68265.36259.216.15
Texas241.93241.100.82216.91218.32-1.41288.20290.35-2.15263.68261.432.26
Utah242.82242.540.28222.77220.422.35284.33283.311.02270.04267.092.95
Vermont247.80246.641.16227.99226.771.21295.47293.881.59274.37273.840.53
Virginia246.18245.330.84228.56226.382.18288.14289.26-1.11267.59267.270.32
Washington246.29243.183.11225.05220.534.52289.96288.111.85272.04267.584.46
West Virginia237.44234.662.78214.66214.390.28274.43273.261.17257.38256.111.28
Wisconsin244.71244.690.01220.82221.24-0.42288.75288.670.08267.54267.170.38
Wyoming246.52243.872.65225.85224.061.79288.12287.770.35270.97269.571.40
District of Columbia228.57221.816.76205.61200.634.99265.26260.474.79247.74242.065.68
DoDEA245.01240.824.19232.11229.482.63290.43287.852.58276.99272.354.64

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

Note: DoDEA stands for Department of Defense Education Activity

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