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   13th
State Academic Standards   B+
Charter Schools   C
Homeschool Regulation Burden   C
Private School Choice Programs   D
Teacher Quality & Policies   B
Digital Learning:   B-

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ALEC Overall Grade   B B- B B- C+ C+ C+
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 13th
State Academic Standards   C- C- A- D+ D D B+
Charter Schools   C C B C C C C
Homeschool Regulation Burden   C C C C C C C
Private School Choice   -- -- A A A A D
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- C- C- B B B B
Digital Learning   -- -- C+ C+ B- B- B-

NAEP Data

Current

Performance Rank   48th
Math (4th Grade)   234
Math (8th Grade)   268
Reading (4th Grade)   216
Reading (8th Grade)   255

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015
Performance Rank   47th 49th 48th 48th
Math (4th Grade)   229 231 231 234
Math (8th Grade)   272 273 273 268
Reading (4th Grade)   207 210 210 216
Reading (8th Grade)   253 255 257 255

Education Spending

Current

Per-pupil Spending $10,887
% From Federal Funding 15%
% From State Funding 42%
% From Local Funding 43%

Historical Data

2013 2015
Per-pupil Spending $10,490 $10,887
% From Federal Spending --% 15.3%
% From State Spending --% 41.5%
% From Local Spending --% 41.5%

Demographics & Achievement

Graduation Rate 79%
Average Class Size 13.9
2015
State Population 0
Per Capita Income $--
School-aged Children 0
Graduation Rate 79%
Average Class Size 13.9

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