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.

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Report Card Ranking


Overall Grade   D (1.0)
Overall Ranking   51st
State Academic Standards   C-
Charter Schools   --
Homeschool Regulation Burden   B
Private School Choice Programs   --
Teacher Quality & Policies   D
Digital Learning:   F

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ALEC Overall Grade   D D+ D D+ D D D
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 51st
State Academic Standards   D- F D C C C C-
Charter Schools   F -- -- -- -- -- --
Homeschool Regulation Burden   B B B B B B B
Private School Choice   -- -- F F F D --
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- D- D- D- D- D- D
Digital Learning   -- -- D- F F F F



Performance Rank   35th
Math (4th Grade)   244
Math (8th Grade)   286
Reading (4th Grade)   227
Reading (8th Grade)   269

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015
Performance Rank   33rd 42nd 35th 35th
Math (4th Grade)   239 240 243 244
Math (8th Grade)   284 283 285 286
Reading (4th Grade)   223 223 223 227
Reading (8th Grade)   267 268 269 269

Education Spending


Per-pupil Spending $11,638
% From Federal Funding 8%
% From State Funding 33%
% From Local Funding 59%

Historical Data

2013 2015
Per-pupil Spending $11,579 $11,638
% From Federal Spending --% 8.1%
% From State Spending --% 32.7%
% From Local Spending --% 32.7%

Demographics & Achievement

Graduation Rate 94%
Average Class Size 13.3
State Population 0
Per Capita Income $--
School-aged Children 0
Graduation Rate 94%
Average Class Size 13.3

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