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+ (2.33)
Overall Ranking   11th
State Academic Standards   A
Charter Schools   B
Homeschool Regulation Burden   A
Private School Choice Programs   --
Teacher Quality & Policies   C-
Digital Learning:   C

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ALEC Overall Grade   B- B- B- C C C C+
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 11th
State Academic Standards   D+ D+ A- D D D A
Charter Schools   C C B B B B B
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+ C-
Digital Learning   -- -- B- D C C C

NAEP Data

Current

Performance Rank   33rd
Math (4th Grade)   239
Math (8th Grade)   284
Reading (4th Grade)   222
Reading (8th Grade)   269

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015
Performance Rank   22nd 29th 33rd 33rd
Math (4th Grade)   241 240 241 239
Math (8th Grade)   287 287 286 284
Reading (4th Grade)   221 221 219 222
Reading (8th Grade)   265 268 270 269

Education Spending

Current

Per-pupil Spending $6,810
% From Federal Funding 11%
% From State Funding 63%
% From Local Funding 26%

Historical Data

2013 2015
Per-pupil Spending $6,791 $6,810
% From Federal Spending --% 11.2%
% From State Spending --% 63.3%
% From Local Spending --% 63.3%

Demographics & Achievement

Graduation Rate 69%
Average Class Size 18.2
2015
State Population 0
Per Capita Income $--
School-aged Children 0
Graduation Rate 69%
Average Class Size 18.2

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