Appendix 1: States Sorted by 8th Grade NAEP Proficiency

States Sorted by 8th Grade NAEP Proficiency
(Percentage of all students at or above proficient)
Rank Jurisdictions All Students at or
Above Proficient
  National Public 29%
1 Massachusetts 43%
2 Vermont 42%
3 Montana 39%
3 New Jersey 39%
5 Maine 37%
5 New Hampshire 37%
5 South Dakota 37%
5 Minnesota 37%
5 Connecticut 37%
10 Iowa 36%
10 Pennsylvania 36%
10 Ohio 36%
13 Nebraska 35%
13 Kansas 35%
13 Colorado 35%
16 Oregon 34%
16 Washington 34%
16 Virginia 34%
19 Wyoming 33%
19 Maryland 33%
19 Wisconsin 33%
22 Idaho 32%
22 North Dakota 32%
22 New York 32%
25 Missouri 31%
25 Delaware 31%
25 Indiana 31%
28 Utah 30%
28 Illinois 30%
30 Florida 28%
30 Kentucky 28%
30 Texas 28%
30 North Carolina 28%
30 Michigan 28%
35 Alaska 27%
35 Rhode Island 27%
37 Oklahoma 26%
37 Georgia 26%
37 Tennessee 26%
40 Arkansas 25%
40 South Carolina 25%
42 Arizona 24%
43 West Virginia 23%
44 Nevada 22%
45 California 21%
45 Alabama 21%
47 Hawaii 20%
48 Louisiana 19%
49 Mississippi 17%
49 New Mexico 17%
51 District of Columbia 12%