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- (1.67)
Overall Ranking   37th
State Academic Standards   A
Charter Schools   D
Homeschool Regulation Burden   D
Private School Choice Programs   F
Teacher Quality & Policies   B-
Digital Learning:   C

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ALEC Overall Grade   D C D+ C C- C- C-
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 37th
State Academic Standards   C+ B A- C+ C+ C+ A
Charter Schools   D D D D D D D
Homeschool Regulation Burden   D D D D D D D
Private School Choice   -- -- F C D D F
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- D B- B B B B-
Digital Learning   -- -- D+ D+ C C C

NAEP Data

Current

Performance Rank   17th
Math (4th Grade)   238
Math (8th Grade)   281
Reading (4th Grade)   225
Reading (8th Grade)   265

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015
Performance Rank   25th 6th 17th 17th
Math (4th Grade)   239 242 241 238
Math (8th Grade)   278 283 284 281
Reading (4th Grade)   223 222 223 225
Reading (8th Grade)   260 265 267 265

Education Spending

Current

Per-pupil Spending $14,811
% From Federal Funding 8%
% From State Funding 38%
% From Local Funding 54%

Historical Data

2013 2015
Per-pupil Spending $14,415 $14,811
% From Federal Spending --% 8.1%
% From State Spending --% 37.9%
% From Local Spending --% 37.9%

Demographics & Achievement

Graduation Rate 80%
Average Class Size 13.8
2015
State Population 0
Per Capita Income $--
School-aged Children 0
Graduation Rate 80%
Average Class Size 13.8

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