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   34th
State Academic Standards   A
Charter Schools   D
Homeschool Regulation Burden   C
Private School Choice Programs   --
Teacher Quality & Policies   B-
Digital Learning:   --

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ALEC Overall Grade   C- C+ C- C- C- C- C-
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 34th
State Academic Standards   C C A- C- C- C- A
Charter Schools   D D D -- D D D
Homeschool Regulation Burden   A A A A A A C
Private School Choice   -- -- F F F F --
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- D+ C- B- B- B- B-
Digital Learning   -- -- D- F F F --

NAEP Data

Current

Performance Rank   37th
Math (4th Grade)   240
Math (8th Grade)   284
Reading (4th Grade)   229
Reading (8th Grade)   273

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015
Performance Rank   29th 39th 37th 37th
Math (4th Grade)   245 242 243 240
Math (8th Grade)   289 287 285 284
Reading (4th Grade)   229 227 230 229
Reading (8th Grade)   272 275 274 273

Education Spending

Current

Per-pupil Spending $16,125
% From Federal Funding 4%
% From State Funding 39%
% From Local Funding 57%

Historical Data

2013 2015
Per-pupil Spending $16,631 $16,125
% From Federal Spending --% 4%
% From State Spending --% 39.4%
% From Local Spending --% 39.4%

Demographics & Achievement

Graduation Rate 89%
Average Class Size 12.9
2015
State Population 0
Per Capita Income $--
School-aged Children 0
Graduation Rate 89%
Average Class Size 12.9

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