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   3rd
State Academic Standards   C+
Charter Schools   A
Homeschool Regulation Burden   A
Private School Choice Programs   B+
Teacher Quality & Policies   B-
Digital Learning:   B-

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ALEC Overall Grade   C+ B B+ B+ B+ B+ B+ B+ B+
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 3rd 3rd 3rd
State Academic Standards   C C A- A C- C- C+ C+ C+
Charter Schools   B B A A A A A A A
Homeschool Regulation Burden   A A A A A A A A A
Private School Choice   -- -- B B A A B B- B+
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- D C+ C B- B- B B B-
Digital Learning   -- -- C+ F B- B- B- B- B-

NAEP Data

Current

Performance Rank   --
Math (4th Grade)   247
Math (8th Grade)   288
Reading (4th Grade)   226
Reading (8th Grade)   272

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015 2017
Performance Rank   13th 17th 4th 4th --
Math (4th Grade)   243 244 249 248 247
Math (8th Grade)   287 285 288 287 288
Reading (4th Grade)   223 221 225 227 226
Reading (8th Grade)   266 265 267 268 272

Education Spending

Current

Per-pupil Spending $9,691
% From Federal Funding 7%
% From State Funding 63%
% From Local Funding 30%

Historical Data

2013 2015 2017
Per-pupil Spending $9,566 $9,256 $9,691
% From Federal Spending --% 7.7% 7.4%
% From State Spending --% 62.8% 62.6%
% From Local Spending --% 62.8% 62.6%

Demographics & Achievement

State Population 6,666,818
Per Capita Income $45,150
Graduation Rate 83.8%
Average Class Size 17.45
2015 2017
State Population 0 6,666,818
Per Capita Income $-- $45150
School-aged Children 0 0
Graduation Rate 87% 83.8%
Average Class Size 16.8 17.45

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