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   33rd
State Academic Standards   A
Charter Schools   D
Homeschool Regulation Burden   A
Private School Choice Programs   F
Teacher Quality & Policies   B-
Digital Learning:   F

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ALEC Overall Grade   B- C C D+ C C C-
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 33rd
State Academic Standards   C+ C- A- D+ D D+ A
Charter Schools   D D D D D D D
Homeschool Regulation Burden   C C C C C C A
Private School Choice   -- -- F F B B F
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- C- C B- B- B- B-
Digital Learning   -- -- D+ F C C F

NAEP Data

Current

Performance Rank   45th
Math (4th Grade)   235
Math (8th Grade)   275
Reading (4th Grade)   218
Reading (8th Grade)   259

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015
Performance Rank   44th 45th 45th 45th
Math (4th Grade)   238 238 240 235
Math (8th Grade)   276 279 278 275
Reading (4th Grade)   216 217 219 218
Reading (8th Grade)   258 259 262 259

Education Spending

Current

Per-pupil Spending $9,526
% From Federal Funding 11%
% From State Funding 77%
% From Local Funding 12%

Historical Data

2013 2015
Per-pupil Spending $9,394 $9,526
% From Federal Spending --% 10.7%
% From State Spending --% 77.4%
% From Local Spending --% 77.4%

Demographics & Achievement

Graduation Rate 88%
Average Class Size 12.9
2015
State Population 0
Per Capita Income $--
School-aged Children 0
Graduation Rate 88%
Average Class Size 12.9

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