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Exploring results for specific student groups provides additional context for the overall Mega-State results. The tables below show a comparison between public schools nationally and the five Mega-States.

The tables can be re-sorted to make additional comparisons, as follows:

  • Click on any "sort" button to order the Mega-States and the nation numerically by the data in that column.
  • Click on a jurisdiction to see how other jurisdictions compare in terms of statistical significance.

Grade 4
Grade 8

  Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch in Texas scored higher than their peers in the nation in 2011 and eligible students in New York, Illinois, and California scored lower.

Average scale scores for eighth-grade students in NAEP science, by eligibility for the National School Lunch Program and jurisdiction: 2009 and 2011

> Score is higher or gap is wider than selected jurisdiction
< Score is lower or gap is narrower than selected jurisdiction
X Not significantly different from selected jurisdiction