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   C- (1.67)
Overall Ranking   33rd
State Academic Standards   A
Charter Schools   F
Homeschool Regulation Burden   B
Private School Choice Programs   D-
Teacher Quality & Policies   D+
Digital Learning:   B-

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ALEC Overall Grade   D+ C- C- D+ C- C- C- C- C-
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 38th 34th 33rd
State Academic Standards   C- C- A- D D+ D+ A A A
Charter Schools   F F F F F F D F F
Homeschool Regulation Burden   B B B B B B B B B
Private School Choice   -- -- F F D D F F D-
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- D- D D D D D D+ D+
Digital Learning   -- -- D+ B- B- B- -- B- B-

NAEP Data

Current

Performance Rank   --
Math (4th Grade)   241
Math (8th Grade)   285
Reading (4th Grade)   223
Reading (8th Grade)   267

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015 2017
Performance Rank   7th 8th 20th 20th --
Math (4th Grade)   245 246 246 241 241
Math (8th Grade)   289 290 290 284 285
Reading (4th Grade)   224 224 223 221 223
Reading (8th Grade)   267 267 267 267 267

Education Spending

Current

Per-pupil Spending $10,216
% From Federal Funding 9%
% From State Funding 64%
% From Local Funding 28%

Historical Data

2013 2015 2017
Per-pupil Spending $9,828 $9,992 $10,216
% From Federal Spending --% 7.3% 8.6%
% From State Spending --% 57.4% 64.0%
% From Local Spending --% 57.4% 64.0%

Demographics & Achievement

State Population 2,913,123
Per Capita Income $48,559
Graduation Rate 86.5%
Average Class Size 13.66
2015 2017
State Population 0 2,913,123
Per Capita Income $-- $48559
School-aged Children 0 0
Graduation Rate 89% 86.5%
Average Class Size 13.7 13.66

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