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The table below details math and reading scores for students in fourth grade and eighth grade using the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). All 50 states and Washington, D.C. are included.

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NAEP math and reading scores for students in fourth grade and eighth grade
State NAEP Math Percent Proficient and Above, Grade 4 - All Students: 2012-13 NAEP Math Percent Proficient and Above, Grade 8 - All Students: 2012-13 NAEP Reading Percent Proficient and Above, Grade 4 - All Students: 2012-13 NAEP Reading Percent Proficient and Above, Grade 8 - All Students: 2012-13
Alabama 38 20 31 25
Alaska 37 33 27 31
Arizona 40 31 28 28
Arkansas 39 28 32 30
California 33 28 27 29
Colorado 50 42 41 40
Connecticut 45 37 43 45
Delaware 42 33 38 33
District of Columbia 28 19 23 17
Florida 41 31 39 33
Georgia 39 29 34 32
Hawaii 46 32 30 28
Idaho 40 36 33 38
Illinois 39 36 34 36
Indiana 52 38 38 35
Iowa 48 36 38 37
Kansas 48 40 38 36
Kentucky 41 30 36 38
Louisiana 26 21 23 24
Maine 47 40 37 38
Maryland 47 37 45 42
Massachusetts 58 55 47 48
Michigan 37 30 31 33
Minnesota 59 47 41 41
Mississippi 26 21 21 20
Missouri 39 33 35 36
Montana 45 40 35 40
Nebraska 45 36 37 37
Nevada 34 28 27 30
New Hampshire 59 47 45 44
New Jersey 49 49 42 46
New Mexico 31 23 21 22
New York 40 32 37 35
North Carolina 45 36 35 33
North Dakota 48 41 34 34
Ohio 48 40 37 39
Oklahoma 36 25 30 29
Oregon 40 34 33 37
Pennsylvania 44 42 40 42
Rhode Island 42 36 38 36
South Carolina 35 31 28 29
South Dakota 40 38 32 36
Tennessee 40 28 34 33
Texas 41 38 28 31
Utah 44 36 37 39
Vermont 52 47 42 45
Virginia 47 38 43 36
Washington 48 42 40 42
West Virginia 35 24 27 25
Wisconsin 47 40 35 36
Wyoming 48 38 37 38
United States 41 34 34 34
Note: Source: United States Department of Education, ED Data Express, "State Tables," accessed May 13, 2014