NAEP Science Assessment Scores for 4th and 8th Graders by State, 2005

Source: 1996, 2000 and 2005 Science Assessments, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006466

Note: The NAEP Science scale ranges from 0 to 300. Observed differences are not necessarily statistically significant.

* indicates Department of Defense (DoD) schools

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State
4th Grade Average
Scale Score
Rank
8th Grade Average
Scale Score
Rank
Alabama
142
17
138
20
Alaska
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Arizona
139
20
140
19
Arkansas
147
14
144
16
California
137
21
136
21
Colorado
155
6
155
7
Connecticut
155
6
152
10
Delaware
152
9
152
10
DoDEA*
156
5
160
4
Florida
150
11
141
18
Georgia
148
13
144
16
Hawaii
142
17
136
21
Idaho
155
6
158
6
Illinois
148
13
148
12
Indiana
152
9
150
11
Iowa
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Kansas
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Kentucky
158
3
153
9
Louisiana
143
16
138
20
Maine
160
2
158
6
Maryland
149
12
145
15
Massachusetts
160
2
161
3
Michigan
152
9
155
7
Minnesota
156
5
158
6
Mississippi
133
22
132
22
Missouri
158
3
154
8
Montana
160
2
162
2
Nebraska
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Nevada
140
19
138
20
New Hampshire
161
1
162
2
New Jersey
154
7
153
9
New Mexico
141
18
138
20
New York
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
North Carolina
149
12
144
16
North Dakota
160
2
163
1
Ohio
157
4
155
7
Oklahoma
150
11
147
13
Oregon
151
10
153
9
Pennsylvania
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rhode Island
146
15
146
14
South Carolina
148
13
145
15
South Dakota
158
3
161
3
Tennessee
150
11
145
15
Texas
150
11
143
17
Utah
155
6
154
8
Vermont
160
2
162
2
Virginia
161
1
155
7
Washington
153
8
154
8
West Virginia
151
10
147
13
Wisconsin
158
3
158
6
Wyoming
157
4
159
5
National Average
149
12
147
13

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