2015’s States With The Highest and Lowest Test Scores compared the quality of education in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia by analyzing 13 key metrics that range from student-teacher ratios, through dropout rates.

According to the study the 2015 States with the:

Highest Math Test Scores

  1. Massachusetts
  2. New Hampshire
  3. Minnesota
  4. New Jersey
  5. Vermont

Lowest Math Test Scores

  1. New Mexico
  2. Louisiana
  3. Alabama
  4. Mississippi
  5. District of Columbia

Highest Reading Test Scores

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Maryland and New Hampshire
  3. Connecticut and New Jersey

Lowest Reading Test Scores

  1. Alaska
  2. Louisiana
  3. Mississippi
  4. New Mexico
  5. District of Columbia