Chart comparing the percentage of Virginia public school eighth-grade students achieving at the proficient level or above in mathematics on the National Assessment of Educational Progress with the performance of public school students nationwide.
In 2015, 38 percent of Virginia public school students achieved at the proficient level or above, compared with 32 percent nationwide.
In 2013, 38 percent of Virginia public school students achieved at the proficient level or above, compared with 34 percent nationwide.
In 2011, 40 percent of Virginia public school students achieved at the proficient level or above, compared with 34 percent nationwide.
In 2009, 36 percent of Virginia public school students achieved at the proficient level or above, compared with 33 percent nationwide.
In 2007, 37 percent of Virginia public school students achieved at the proficient level or above, compared with 31 percent nationwide.
In 2005, 33 percent of Virginia public school students achieved at the proficient level or above, compared with 28 percent nationwide.
In 2003, 31 percent of Virginia public school students achieved at the proficient level or above, compared with 27 percent nationwide.
In 2000, 25 percent of Virginia public school students achieved at the proficient level or above, compared with 25 percent nationwide.
In 1996, 21 percent of Virginia public school students achieved at the proficient level or above, compared with 23 percent nationwide.
In 1992, 19 percent of Virginia public school students achieved at the proficient level or above, compared with 20 percent nationwide.

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