NAEP 2000 Science in Idaho

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

State Department of Education

Average Scale Scores

  • In 2000, Idaho fourth graders had a science average scale score (153) that was higher than the nation (148).
  • In 2000, Idaho eighth graders had a science average scale score (159) that was higher than the nation (149).
 Average Scale Score for Science Strands
 
Grade 4
Grade 8
 
Idaho
Nation
Idaho
Nation
Total / Composite
153*
148
159*
149
Earth Science
154*
150
162*
150
Physical Science
152*
148
159*
148
Life Science
152*
147
157*
149

Percent At or Above Basic  (NAEP Basic ≈ ISAT Proficient ≈ Grade-Level Expectations)

  • In 2000, 72 percent of Idaho fourth graders scored at or above Basic in science, which was higher than the nation (64 percent).
  • In 2000, 73 percent of Idaho eighth graders scored at or above Basic in science, which was higher than the nation (59 percent).

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