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   47th
State Academic Standards   B+
Charter Schools   F
Homeschool Regulation Burden   A
Private School Choice Programs   F
Teacher Quality & Policies   D-
Digital Learning:   D+

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ALEC Overall Grade   C B- C- C- D+ D+ C- C- D+
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 36th 45th 47th
State Academic Standards   D C -- D+ D+ D+ A A B+
Charter Schools   D D D D D D D F F
Homeschool Regulation Burden   A A A A A A A A A
Private School Choice   -- -- F F F F -- -- F
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- D D D D D D- D- D-
Digital Learning   -- -- C F D+ D+ D+ D+ D+

NAEP Data

Current

Performance Rank   --
Math (4th Grade)   230
Math (8th Grade)   277
Reading (4th Grade)   207
Reading (8th Grade)   258

Historical Data

2009 2013 2015 2017
Performance Rank   11th 39th 39th --
Math (4th Grade)   237 236 236 230
Math (8th Grade)   283 282 280 277
Reading (4th Grade)   211 209 213 207
Reading (8th Grade)   259 261 260 258

Education Spending

Current

Per-pupil Spending $17,510
% From Federal Funding 14%
% From State Funding 64%
% From Local Funding 22%

Historical Data

2013 2015 2017
Per-pupil Spending $18,175 $16,719 $17,510
% From Federal Spending --% 12.1% 14.0%
% From State Spending --% 67.2% 63.9%
% From Local Spending --% 67.2% 63.9%

Demographics & Achievement

State Population 739,795
Per Capita Income $57,179
Graduation Rate 78.2%
Average Class Size 16.96
2015 2017
State Population 0 739,795
Per Capita Income $-- $57179
School-aged Children 0 0
Graduation Rate 58% 78.2%
Average Class Size 16.3 16.96

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