Eighth grade mathematics proficiency in the U.S. in 2015, by state

The statistic shows the eighth grade mathematics proficiency in the U.S. in 2015, by state. In 2015, around 32 percent of eighth grade public school students nationwide performed at or above the proficient level in mathematics.

Percentage of public school eighth graders proficient or better in mathematics in the United States in 2015, by state

Share of students proficient or better in mathematics
Massachusetts 51%
Minnesota 48%
New Hampshire 46%
New Jersey 46%
Vermont 42%
Wisconsin 41%
Washington 39%
Montana 39%
Indiana 39%
North Dakota 39%
Virginia 38%
Nebraska 38%
Utah 38%
Colorado 37%
Iowa 37%
Pennsylvania 36%
Connecticut 36%
Arizona 35%
Wyoming 35%
Maine 35%
Ohio 35%
Maryland 35%
Idaho 34%
South Dakota 34%
Oregon 34%
Kansas 33%
North Carolina 33%
Illinois 32%
Texas 32%
Rhode Island 32%
Alaska 32%
Unites States32%
New York 31%
Missouri 31%
Hawaii 30%
Delaware 30%
Michigan 29%
Tennessee 29%
Kentucky 28%
Georgia 28%
California 27%
Florida 26%
Nevada 26%
South Carolina 26%
Arkansas25%
Oklahoma 23%
Mississippi 22%
West Virginia 21%
New Mexico 21%
District of Columbia 19%
Louisiana 18%
Alabama 17%
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Release date

November 2015

Region

United States

Survey time period

2015

Supplementary notes

This indicator represents the proportion of a state’s eighth grade students in public schools that has met or exceeded the proficiency standard in mathematics. For the fourth grade, the proficient level (scores 299–332) represents solid academic performance and demonstrates competency over challenging subject-matter knowledge.

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