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   2nd
State Academic Standards   A
Charter Schools   B
Homeschool Regulation Burden   C
Private School Choice Programs   A
Teacher Quality & Policies   B+
Digital Learning:   A-

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ALEC Overall Grade   B+ B+ B -- B B B+ B+ B+
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 2nd 2nd 2nd
State Academic Standards   C+ C A- C B B B B A
Charter Schools   B B B B B B B B B
Homeschool Regulation Burden   C C C C C C C C C
Private School Choice   -- -- B A A A A A A
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- C B B+ B+ B+ -- B+ B+
Digital Learning   -- -- C+ B+ A- A- A- A- A-

NAEP Data

Current

Performance Rank   --
Math (4th Grade)   246
Math (8th Grade)   279
Reading (4th Grade)   228
Reading (8th Grade)   267

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015 2017
Performance Rank   3rd 12th 10th 10th --
Math (4th Grade)   242 240 242 243 246
Math (8th Grade)   279 278 281 275 279
Reading (4th Grade)   226 225 227 227 228
Reading (8th Grade)   264 262 266 263 267

Education Spending

Current

Per-pupil Spending $9,176
% From Federal Funding 11%
% From State Funding 39%
% From Local Funding 50%

Historical Data

2013 2015 2017
Per-pupil Spending $8,433 $9,060 $9,176
% From Federal Spending --% 11.9% 11.0%
% From State Spending --% 40.1% 39.1%
% From Local Spending --% 40.1% 39.1%

Demographics & Achievement

State Population 20,984,400
Per Capita Income $47,684
Graduation Rate 82.3%
Average Class Size 15.12
2015 2017
State Population 0 20,984,400
Per Capita Income $-- $47684
School-aged Children 0 0
Graduation Rate 63% 82.3%
Average Class Size 14.3 15.12

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