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   41st
State Academic Standards   A
Charter Schools   F
Homeschool Regulation Burden   C
Private School Choice Programs   D
Teacher Quality & Policies   D+
Digital Learning:   C

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ALEC Overall Grade   C C- D+ D+ D+ D+ C-
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 41st
State Academic Standards   C D+ A- C- C C A
Charter Schools   D D D D F F F
Homeschool Regulation Burden   C C C C C C C
Private School Choice   -- -- F F F F D
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- D D+ D+ D+ D+ D+
Digital Learning   -- -- D F C C C

NAEP Data

Current

Performance Rank   11th
Math (4th Grade)   239
Math (8th Grade)   283
Reading (4th Grade)   223
Reading (8th Grade)   268

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015
Performance Rank   20th 20th 11th 11th
Math (4th Grade)   244 247 245 239
Math (8th Grade)   288 288 287 283
Reading (4th Grade)   226 231 232 223
Reading (8th Grade)   267 271 274 268

Education Spending

Current

Per-pupil Spending $14,186
% From Federal Funding 6%
% From State Funding 44%
% From Local Funding 50%

Historical Data

2013 2015
Per-pupil Spending $13,829 $14,186
% From Federal Spending --% 5.8%
% From State Spending --% 44.3%
% From Local Spending --% 44.3%

Demographics & Achievement

Graduation Rate 81%
Average Class Size 14.5
2015
State Population 0
Per Capita Income $--
School-aged Children 0
Graduation Rate 81%
Average Class Size 14.5

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