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   D+ (1.33)
Overall Ranking   44th
State Academic Standards   B+
Charter Schools   --
Homeschool Regulation Burden   C
Private School Choice Programs   --
Teacher Quality & Policies   C-
Digital Learning:   B-

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ALEC Overall Grade   C D+ D+ C- C- C- D+
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 44th
State Academic Standards   D- C A- B+ B B B+
Charter Schools   F -- -- -- -- -- --
Homeschool Regulation Burden   C C C C C C C
Private School Choice   -- -- F F F F --
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- D+ D+ C- C- C- C-
Digital Learning   -- -- D D+ B- B- B-

NAEP Data

Current

Performance Rank   50th
Math (4th Grade)   235
Math (8th Grade)   271
Reading (4th Grade)   216
Reading (8th Grade)   260

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015
Performance Rank   50th 51st 50th 50th
Math (4th Grade)   233 235 237 235
Math (8th Grade)   270 273 274 271
Reading (4th Grade)   215 214 215 216
Reading (8th Grade)   255 256 257 260

Education Spending

Current

Per-pupil Spending $11,987
% From Federal Funding 10%
% From State Funding 58%
% From Local Funding 32%

Historical Data

2013 2015
Per-pupil Spending $11,132 $11,987
% From Federal Spending --% 10%
% From State Spending --% 58.1%
% From Local Spending --% 58.1%

Demographics & Achievement

Graduation Rate 85%
Average Class Size 13.9
2015
State Population 0
Per Capita Income $--
School-aged Children 0
Graduation Rate 85%
Average Class Size 13.9

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