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+ (2.33)
Overall Ranking   11th
State Academic Standards   B-
Charter Schools   C
Homeschool Regulation Burden   C
Private School Choice Programs   D+
Teacher Quality & Policies   B+
Digital Learning:   B-

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ALEC Overall Grade   B B- B B- C+ C+ C+ C+ C+
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 13th 11th 11th
State Academic Standards   C- C- A- D+ D D B+ B+ B-
Charter Schools   C C B C C C C C C
Homeschool Regulation Burden   C C C C C C C C C
Private School Choice   -- -- A A A A D D D+
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- C- C- B B B B B B+
Digital Learning   -- -- C+ C+ B- B- B- B- B-

NAEP Data

Current

Performance Rank   --
Math (4th Grade)   229
Math (8th Grade)   267
Reading (4th Grade)   212
Reading (8th Grade)   257

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015 2017
Performance Rank   47th 49th 48th 48th --
Math (4th Grade)   229 231 231 234 229
Math (8th Grade)   272 273 273 268 267
Reading (4th Grade)   207 210 210 216 212
Reading (8th Grade)   253 255 257 255 257

Education Spending

Current

Per-pupil Spending $11,169
% From Federal Funding 12%
% From State Funding 41%
% From Local Funding 46%

Historical Data

2013 2015 2017
Per-pupil Spending $10,490 $10,887 $11,169
% From Federal Spending --% 15.3% 12.4%
% From State Spending --% 41.5% 41.4%
% From Local Spending --% 41.5% 41.4%

Demographics & Achievement

State Population 4,684,333
Per Capita Income $43,660
Graduation Rate 78.1%
Average Class Size 14.8
2015 2017
State Population 0 4,684,333
Per Capita Income $-- $43660
School-aged Children 0 0
Graduation Rate 79% 78.1%
Average Class Size 13.9 14.8

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