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   20th
State Academic Standards   A
Charter Schools   C
Homeschool Regulation Burden   A
Private School Choice Programs   --
Teacher Quality & Policies   C+
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   -- -- -- -- -- -- 20th
State Academic Standards   D D A- D B- B- A
Charter Schools   D D C C C C C
Homeschool Regulation Burden   A A A A A A A
Private School Choice   -- -- F D C C --
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- D+ C C+ C+ C+ C+
Digital Learning   -- -- D F D- D- D-

NAEP Data

Current

Performance Rank   30th
Math (4th Grade)   237
Math (8th Grade)   282
Reading (4th Grade)   222
Reading (8th Grade)   267

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015
Performance Rank   38th 28th 30th 30th
Math (4th Grade)   238 239 239 237
Math (8th Grade)   282 283 285 282
Reading (4th Grade)   219 219 219 222
Reading (8th Grade)   265 266 267 267

Education Spending

Current

Per-pupil Spending $11,671
% From Federal Funding 8%
% From State Funding 37%
% From Local Funding 56%

Historical Data

2013 2015
Per-pupil Spending $12,288 $11,671
% From Federal Spending --% 7.6%
% From State Spending --% 36.7%
% From Local Spending --% 36.7%

Demographics & Achievement

Graduation Rate 86%
Average Class Size 15.2
2015
State Population 0
Per Capita Income $--
School-aged Children 0
Graduation Rate 86%
Average Class Size 15.2

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