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19 States Where Students Score the Worst on Math Tests

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4. Delaware
> Avg. share of 4th and 8th graders proficient in math: 22%
> 4th graders proficient in math: 26% – 3rd lowest (-14 ppt. from 2019)
> 8th graders proficient in math: 18% – 5th lowest (-12 ppt. from 2019)
> Avg. annual per pupil spending in state: $15,910 – 11th highest

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3. Oklahoma
> Avg. share of 4th and 8th graders proficient in math: 21.5%
> 4th graders proficient in math: 27% – 6th lowest (-8 ppt. from 2019)
> 8th graders proficient in math: 16% – 3rd lowest (-13 ppt. from 2019)
> Avg. annual per pupil spending in state: $9,144 – 4th lowest

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2. West Virginia
> Avg. share of 4th and 8th graders proficient in math: 19%
> 4th graders proficient in math: 23% – 2nd lowest (-6 ppt. from 2019)
> 8th graders proficient in math: 15% – 2nd lowest (-12 ppt. from 2019)
> Avg. annual per pupil spending in state: $11,944 – 24th highest

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1. New Mexico
> Avg. share of 4th and 8th graders proficient in math: 16%
> 4th graders proficient in math: 19% – the lowest (-10 ppt. from 2019)
> 8th graders proficient in math: 13% – the lowest (-10 ppt. from 2019)
> Avg. annual per pupil spending in state: $10,167 – 15th lowest

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