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   B+ (3.33)
Overall Ranking   1st
State Academic Standards   B
Charter Schools   A
Homeschool Regulation Burden   B
Private School Choice Programs   A
Teacher Quality & Policies   D
Digital Learning:   C+

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ALEC Overall Grade   B- B B+ B- B- B- B+ A- B+
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 1st 1st 1st
State Academic Standards   C- D+ A- C C C A A B
Charter Schools   B B A B A A A A A
Homeschool Regulation Burden   B B B B B B B B B
Private School Choice   -- -- A A A A A A A
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- D+ D+ C- C- C- C- C- D
Digital Learning   -- -- B- D+ C+ C+ C+ C+ C+

NAEP Data

Current

Performance Rank   --
Math (4th Grade)   234
Math (8th Grade)   282
Reading (4th Grade)   215
Reading (8th Grade)   263

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015 2017
Performance Rank   45th 36th 47th 47th --
Math (4th Grade)   230 235 240 238 234
Math (8th Grade)   277 279 280 283 282
Reading (4th Grade)   210 212 213 215 215
Reading (8th Grade)   258 260 260 263 263

Education Spending

Current

Per-pupil Spending $7,772
% From Federal Funding 14%
% From State Funding 40%
% From Local Funding 46%

Historical Data

2013 2015 2017
Per-pupil Spending $7,208 $7,737 $7,772
% From Federal Spending --% 13.3% 13.7%
% From State Spending --% 38.4% 40.1%
% From Local Spending --% 38.4% 40.1%

Demographics & Achievement

State Population 7,016,270
Per Capita Income $42,280
Graduation Rate 78%
Average Class Size 23.29
2015 2017
State Population 0 7,016,270
Per Capita Income $-- $42280
School-aged Children 0 0
Graduation Rate 63% 78%
Average Class Size 20.8 23.29

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