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   10th
State Academic Standards   B
Charter Schools   A
Homeschool Regulation Burden   C
Private School Choice Programs   --
Teacher Quality & Policies   C-
Digital Learning:   B+

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ALEC Overall Grade   B B+ C+ C+ B- B- C+
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 10th
State Academic Standards   B- B B+ B B- B- B
Charter Schools   A A A A A A A
Homeschool Regulation Burden   C C C C C C C
Private School Choice   -- -- F D C C --
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- D- C- C- C- C- C-
Digital Learning   -- -- B- B B+ B+ B+

NAEP Data

Current

Performance Rank   13th
Math (4th Grade)   250
Math (8th Grade)   294
Reading (4th Grade)   223
Reading (8th Grade)   270

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015
Performance Rank   23rd 18th 13th 13th
Math (4th Grade)   249 249 253 250
Math (8th Grade)   294 295 295 294
Reading (4th Grade)   223 222 227 223
Reading (8th Grade)   270 270 271 270

Education Spending

Current

Per-pupil Spending $10,868
% From Federal Funding 6%
% From State Funding 69%
% From Local Funding 25%

Historical Data

2013 2013 2015
Per-pupil Spending $11,089 $12,147 $10,868
% From Federal Spending --% --% 5.7%
% From State Spending --% --% 69%
% From Local Spending --% --% 69%

Demographics & Achievement

Graduation Rate 69%
Average Class Size 15.8
2015
State Population 0
Per Capita Income $--
School-aged Children 0
Graduation Rate 69%
Average Class Size 15.8

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