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   19th
State Academic Standards   A
Charter Schools   F
Homeschool Regulation Burden   B
Private School Choice Programs   C
Teacher Quality & Policies   D+
Digital Learning:   B-

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ALEC Overall Grade   D+ C D D+ D D C
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 19th
State Academic Standards   C B A- C C C A
Charter Schools   F -- -- -- -- -- F
Homeschool Regulation Burden   B B B B B B B
Private School Choice   -- -- F F D D C
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- F F F F F D+
Digital Learning   -- -- D- F F F B-

NAEP Data

Current

Performance Rank   34th
Math (4th Grade)   241
Math (8th Grade)   287
Reading (4th Grade)   225
Reading (8th Grade)   270

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015
Performance Rank   9th 16th 34th 34th
Math (4th Grade)   244 244 244 241
Math (8th Grade)   292 293 289 287
Reading (4th Grade)   225 225 223 225
Reading (8th Grade)   270 273 272 270

Education Spending

Current

Per-pupil Spending $10,710
% From Federal Funding 12%
% From State Funding 48%
% From Local Funding 40%

Historical Data

2013 2015
Per-pupil Spending $10,625 $10,710
% From Federal Spending --% 11.8%
% From State Spending --% 48%
% From Local Spending --% 48%

Demographics & Achievement

Graduation Rate 88%
Average Class Size 13.5
2015
State Population 0
Per Capita Income $--
School-aged Children 0
Graduation Rate 88%
Average Class Size 13.5

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