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   16th
State Academic Standards   B
Charter Schools   B
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   B A- C B- C+ C+ C
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 16th
State Academic Standards   A A A- A A A B
Charter Schools   B B 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 C- C- C- C-
Digital Learning   -- -- C+ F D+ D+ D+

NAEP Data

Current

Performance Rank   46th
Math (4th Grade)   239
Math (8th Grade)   281
Reading (4th Grade)   223
Reading (8th Grade)   267

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015
Performance Rank   34th 47th 46th 46th
Math (4th Grade)   241 240 240 239
Math (8th Grade)   286 282 283 281
Reading (4th Grade)   224 220 222 223
Reading (8th Grade)   267 267 267 267

Education Spending

Current

Per-pupil Spending $9,468
% From Federal Funding 9%
% From State Funding 42%
% From Local Funding 49%

Historical Data

2013 2015
Per-pupil Spending $9,597 $9,468
% From Federal Spending --% 8.8%
% From State Spending --% 42%
% From Local Spending --% 42%

Demographics & Achievement

Graduation Rate 91%
Average Class Size 13.5
2015
State Population 0
Per Capita Income $--
School-aged Children 0
Graduation Rate 91%
Average Class Size 13.5

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