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   17th
State Academic Standards   A
Charter Schools   C
Homeschool Regulation Burden   D
Private School Choice Programs   --
Teacher Quality & Policies   C-
Digital Learning:   D

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ALEC Overall Grade   C C+ B- C- C- C- C
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 17th
State Academic Standards   C C A- C A A A
Charter Schools   B B B C C C C
Homeschool Regulation Burden   D D D D D D D
Private School Choice   -- -- C C D D --
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- D D+ C- C- C- C-
Digital Learning   -- -- C+ F D D D

NAEP Data

Current

Performance Rank   7th
Math (4th Grade)   243
Math (8th Grade)   284
Reading (4th Grade)   227
Reading (8th Grade)   269

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015
Performance Rank   6th 5th 7th 7th
Math (4th Grade)   244 246 244 243
Math (8th Grade)   288 286 290 284
Reading (4th Grade)   224 227 226 227
Reading (8th Grade)   271 268 272 269

Education Spending

Current

Per-pupil Spending $13,149
% From Federal Funding 7%
% From State Funding 37%
% From Local Funding 56%

Historical Data

2013 2015
Per-pupil Spending $13,864 $13,149
% From Federal Spending --% 6.6%
% From State Spending --% 37.2%
% From Local Spending --% 37.2%

Demographics & Achievement

Graduation Rate 89%
Average Class Size 13.6
2015
State Population 0
Per Capita Income $--
School-aged Children 0
Graduation Rate 89%
Average Class Size 13.6

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