The following table and map show estimated mean Asian IQ by state from 2019 NAEP mathematics and reading results among Asian eighth grade public school students. Estimates are computed by averaging mathematics and reading scores and then converting those to IQ scores, assuming a national average IQ of 96 and a standard deviation of 15.
One drawback to these estimates is that they do not account for the 10% of the school-age population either being homeschooled or attending private school. Due to insufficient student sample sizes, data is unavailable for several states:
|1) New Jersey||112.5|
|8) North Carolina||108.7|
|18) New Hampshire||104.3|
|19) New York||103.9|
What is the explanation for the relatively low scores of the two non-contiguous states? The NAEP breaks out results for “American Indian/Alaskan Native” and also for “Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander”, so these potential confounds are not included in the Asian figures.