Introduction

The state's grade is based on six factors: state academic standards, charter schools, homeschool regulation burden, private school choice, teacher quality, and digital learning. Because the Education and Workforce Task Force at ALEC focuses the most on private school choice and charter schools, those factors were given double weight in the calculation over overall rank and grade. The weighted grades were converted into a GPA average and an individual rank.

Report Card Ranking

Current

Overall Grade   C- (1.67)
Overall Ranking   36th
State Academic Standards   A
Charter Schools   D
Homeschool Regulation Burden   A
Private School Choice Programs   --
Teacher Quality & Policies   D-
Digital Learning:   D+

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ALEC Overall Grade   C B- C- C- D+ D+ C-
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 36th
State Academic Standards   D C -- D+ D+ D+ A
Charter Schools   D D D D D D D
Homeschool Regulation Burden   A A A A A A A
Private School Choice   -- -- F F F F --
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- D D D D D D-
Digital Learning   -- -- C F D+ D+ D+

NAEP Data

Current

Performance Rank   39th
Math (4th Grade)   236
Math (8th Grade)   280
Reading (4th Grade)   213
Reading (8th Grade)   260

Historical Data

2009 2013 2015
Performance Rank   11th 39th 39th
Math (4th Grade)   237 236 236
Math (8th Grade)   283 282 280
Reading (4th Grade)   211 209 213
Reading (8th Grade)   259 261 260

Education Spending

Current

Per-pupil Spending $16,719
% From Federal Funding 12%
% From State Funding 67%
% From Local Funding 21%

Historical Data

2013 2015
Per-pupil Spending $18,175 $16,719
% From Federal Spending --% 12.1%
% From State Spending --% 67.2%
% From Local Spending --% 67.2%

Demographics & Achievement

Graduation Rate 58%
Average Class Size 16.3
2015
State Population 0
Per Capita Income $--
School-aged Children 0
Graduation Rate 58%
Average Class Size 16.3

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