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 (2.0)
Overall Ranking   30th
State Academic Standards   C-
Charter Schools   D
Homeschool Regulation Burden   A
Private School Choice Programs   C-
Teacher Quality & Policies   D
Digital Learning:   D

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ALEC Overall Grade   C C- C C- C- C- C
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 30th
State Academic Standards   C- C- A- D+ C C C-
Charter Schools   F F F F D D D
Homeschool Regulation Burden   C C C A A A A
Private School Choice   -- -- C D C C C-
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- D D D D D D
Digital Learning   -- -- D+ F D D D

NAEP Data

Current

Performance Rank   31st
Math (4th Grade)   243
Math (8th Grade)   286
Reading (4th Grade)   224
Reading (8th Grade)   268

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015
Performance Rank   31st 31st 31st 31st
Math (4th Grade)   243 243 246 243
Math (8th Grade)   284 285 285 286
Reading (4th Grade)   221 221 224 224
Reading (8th Grade)   265 265 269 268

Education Spending

Current

Per-pupil Spending $9,872
% From Federal Funding 7%
% From State Funding 52%
% From Local Funding 40%

Historical Data

2013 2015
Per-pupil Spending $10,313 $9,872
% From Federal Spending --% 7.4%
% From State Spending --% 52.4%
% From Local Spending --% 52.4%

Demographics & Achievement

Graduation Rate 92%
Average Class Size 13.7
2015
State Population 0
Per Capita Income $--
School-aged Children 0
Graduation Rate 92%
Average Class Size 13.7

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