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Student Achievement

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How We Graded | Sources & Notes

NOTE: States are ranked by % proficient, then by % basic; ties are ranked alphabetically.
? Indicates state did not participate in national assessment, survey, or data collection.
Percentages may not add up to 100 because of rounding.
1Statistically significant change in the percent of students scoring at or above proficient. The data are only available for 4th grade reading and math and 8th grade math.

STATE READING
(all figures in percents)
STATE READING
(all figures in percents)
  4th graders performance on the 1998 NAEP reading exam Statistically significant change since 19921   8th graders performance on the 1998 NAEP reading exam
At or above proficient Basic Below Basic At or above proficient Basic Below Basic
Connecticut 46 32 22 +12 Maine 42 42 16
New Hampshire 38 37 25   Connecticut 42 40 18
Massachusetts 37 36 27   Montana 38 45 17
Montana 37 36 27   Minnesota 37 44 19
Maine 36 37 27   Massachusetts 36 44 20
Minnesota 36 33 31 +5 Kansas 35 46 19
Iowa 35 35 30   New York 34 44 22
Wisconsin 34 38 28   Wisconsin 33 46 21
Kansas 34 37 29   Oregon 33 45 22
Colorado 34 35 31 +9 Virginia 33 45 22
Rhode Island 32 33 35   Washington 32 45 23
Oklahoma 30 36 34   Utah 31 46 23
Wyoming 30 35 35   North Carolina 31 45 24
Virginia 30 34 36   Maryland 31 41 28
Kentucky 29 34 37 +6 Colorado 30 46 24
Missouri 29 34 37   Rhode Island 30 44 26
Texas 29 34 37   Oklahoma 29 51 20
Washington 29 34 37   Missouri 29 47 24
New York 29 33 38   Wyoming 29 47 24
West Virginia 29 33 38   Kentucky 29 45 26
Maryland 29 32 39 +5 Texas 28 48 24
Michigan 28 35 37   Arizona 28 45 27
North Carolina 28 34 38   West Virginia 27 47 26
Utah 28 34 38   Tennessee 26 45 29
Oregon 28 33 39   Georgia 25 43 32
Tennessee 25 33 42   Delaware 25 41 34
Delaware 25 32 43   New Mexico 24 46 30
Alabama 24 32 44   Nevada 24 45 31
Georgia 24 31 45   Arkansas 23 45 32
Arkansas 23 32 45   Florida 23 42 35
Florida 23 31 46   South Carolina 22 43 35
South Carolina 22 33 45   California 22 42 36
Arizona 22 31 47   Alabama 21 45 34
New Mexico 22 30 48   Mississippi 19 42 39
Nevada 21 32 47   Hawaii 19 41 40
California 20 28 52   Louisiana 18 46 36
Louisiana 19 29 52 +4 Alaska ? ? ?
Mississippi 18 30 52 +4 Idaho ? ? ?
Hawaii 17 28 55   Illinois ? ? ?
Alaska ? ? ?   Indiana ? ? ?
Idaho ? ? ?   Iowa ? ? ?
Illinois ? ? ?   Michigan ? ? ?
Indiana ? ? ?   Nebraska ? ? ?
Nebraska ? ? ?   New Hampshire ? ? ?
New Jersey ? ? ?   New Jersey ? ? ?
North Dakota ? ? ?   North Dakota ? ? ?
Ohio ? ? ?   Ohio ? ? ?
Pennsylvania ? ? ?   Pennsylvania ? ? ?
South Dakota ? ? ?   South Dakota ? ? ?
Vermont ? ? ?   Vermont ? ? ?
U.S. 29 31 39
U.S. 31 41 28