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   29th
State Academic Standards   C+
Charter Schools   C
Homeschool Regulation Burden   B
Private School Choice Programs   F
Teacher Quality & Policies   C
Digital Learning:   C

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ALEC Overall Grade   B C+ C C+ C C C
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 29th
State Academic Standards   A C- A- D+ D+ D+ C+
Charter Schools   C C C B B B C
Homeschool Regulation Burden   C C C C C C B
Private School Choice   -- -- F B D D F
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- C- C- C- C- C- C
Digital Learning   -- -- C- C B- B- C

NAEP Data

Current

Performance Rank   51st
Math (4th Grade)   237
Math (8th Grade)   276
Reading (4th Grade)   218
Reading (8th Grade)   260

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015
Performance Rank   51st 50th 51st 51st
Math (4th Grade)   236 237 237 237
Math (8th Grade)   280 281 280 276
Reading (4th Grade)   216 215 214 218
Reading (8th Grade)   257 260 261 260

Education Spending

Current

Per-pupil Spending $8,935
% From Federal Funding 10%
% From State Funding 46%
% From Local Funding 44%

Historical Data

2013 2015
Per-pupil Spending $9,514 $8,935
% From Federal Spending --% 9.7%
% From State Spending --% 46.4%
% From Local Spending --% 46.4%

Demographics & Achievement

Graduation Rate 79%
Average Class Size 15.4
2015
State Population 0
Per Capita Income $--
School-aged Children 0
Graduation Rate 79%
Average Class Size 15.4

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