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


Overall Grade   D+ (1.33)
Overall Ranking   49th
State Academic Standards   B
Charter Schools   D
Homeschool Regulation Burden   F
Private School Choice Programs   --
Teacher Quality & Policies   D+
Digital Learning:   D

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
ALEC Overall Grade   C C+ C- C- C+ D+ D+ D+
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 45th 49th
State Academic Standards   B+ A A- C C C B B
Charter Schools   D D D C C C C D
Homeschool Regulation Burden   C C C C C C F F
Private School Choice   -- -- F F F F -- --
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- D- D- D+ D+ D+ D+ D+
Digital Learning   -- -- D+ D D D D D



Performance Rank   6th
Math (4th Grade)   238
Math (8th Grade)   279
Reading (4th Grade)   215
Reading (8th Grade)   257

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015
Performance Rank   15th 13th 6th 6th
Math (4th Grade)   236 239 243 238
Math (8th Grade)   274 278 281 279
Reading (4th Grade)   211 214 215 215
Reading (8th Grade)   255 257 260 257

Education Spending


Per-pupil Spending $11,671
% From Federal Funding 11%
% From State Funding 87%
% From Local Funding 2%

Historical Data

2013 2015
Per-pupil Spending $11,823 $11,671
% From Federal Spending --% 10.6%
% From State Spending --% 87.3%
% From Local Spending --% 87.3%

Demographics & Achievement

Graduation Rate 83%
Average Class Size 15.7
State Population 0
Per Capita Income $--
School-aged Children 0
Graduation Rate 83%
Average Class Size 15.7

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