# NAEP Report Card: Mathematics

## State Average Scores

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### State Score Change Map

#### Lower fourth-grade mathematics scores in 43 states/jurisdictions compared to 2019

When comparing state/jurisdiction average scores in mathematics for fourth-grade public school students in 2022 with those from 2019, the previous assessment year,

• 0 scored higher;
• 43 scored lower; and
• 10 had no significant change in scores.

Results for states/jurisdictions reflect the performance of students in public schools only and are reported along with the results for public school students in the nation.

Explore the interactive map below to see which states/jurisdictions saw increases or decreases and by how much. Scroll down to explore the magnitude of average score changes across states/jurisdictions.

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Figure Change in average scores between 2019 and 2022 for fourth-grade public school students assessed in NAEP mathematics, by state/jurisdiction
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NOTE: DS = Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), a federally operated nonpublic school system responsible for educating children of military families. See more about DoDEA.

The table below shows the number of states/jurisdictions with score increases or decreases in 2022 and how many states/jurisdictions scored higher, lower, or not significantly different than the nation (public) in NAEP mathematics.

Number of states/jurisdictions in 2022 Change in average NAEP mathematics score between 2019 and 2022 Total Higher than nation (public) 0 0 0 0 10 4 4 2 43 13 17 13

To compare average mathematics scores between states/jurisdictions and the nation (public), use the NAEP State Profiles Tool.

### Size of State Score Changes

#### Examine the magnitude of score changes

In the 43 states/jurisdictions where scores were lower in 2022 than 2019, the size of the score differences ranged from 2 to 14 points. The average score decline for public schools in the nation decreased by 5 points.

To view score changes for fourth-grade public school students in mathematics between 2022 and previous assessment years, or between other combinations of assessment years, use the drop-down menu to select a comparison year. To see whether the score change in one state/jurisdiction is statistically different from the score change in another state/jurisdiction, use the NAEP State Profiles Tool. Find out how statistical significance is determined.

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Figure Score-point change between 2019 and 2022 for fourth-grade public school students assessed in NAEP mathematics, by state/jurisdiction
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NOTE: DoDEA = Department of Defense Education Activity, a federally operated nonpublic school system responsible for educating children of military families. See more about DoDEA.

### Related to this topic

Next page: State Student Group Scores

### Additional State Resources

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