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.


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Awarded to states that improved their NAEP performances while decreasing or holding steady their per-pupil spending, and practicing good stewardship of hard-earned taxpayer dollars.

Report Card Ranking

Current

Overall Grade   B+ (3.33)
Overall Ranking   1st
State Academic Standards   A
Charter Schools   A
Homeschool Regulation Burden   B
Private School Choice Programs   A
Teacher Quality & Policies   C-
Digital Learning:   C+

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ALEC Overall Grade   B- B B+ B- B- B- B+
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 1st
State Academic Standards   C- D+ A- C C C A
Charter Schools   B B A B A A A
Homeschool Regulation Burden   B B B B B B B
Private School Choice   -- -- A A A A A
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- D+ D+ C- C- C- C-
Digital Learning   -- -- B- D+ C+ C+ C+

NAEP Data

Current

Performance Rank   47th
Math (4th Grade)   238
Math (8th Grade)   283
Reading (4th Grade)   215
Reading (8th Grade)   263

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015
Performance Rank   45th 36th 47th 47th
Math (4th Grade)   230 235 240 238
Math (8th Grade)   277 279 280 283
Reading (4th Grade)   210 212 213 215
Reading (8th Grade)   258 260 260 263

Education Spending

Current

Per-pupil Spending $7,737
% From Federal Funding 13%
% From State Funding 38%
% From Local Funding 48%

Historical Data

2013 2015
Per-pupil Spending $7,208 $7,737
% From Federal Spending --% 13.3%
% From State Spending --% 38.4%
% From Local Spending --% 38.4%

Demographics & Achievement

Graduation Rate 63%
Average Class Size 20.8
2015
State Population 0
Per Capita Income $--
School-aged Children 0
Graduation Rate 63%
Average Class Size 20.8

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