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   10th
State Academic Standards   B+
Charter Schools   B
Homeschool Regulation Burden   A
Private School Choice Programs   F
Teacher Quality & Policies   C
Digital Learning:   C

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ALEC Overall Grade   B- B- B- C+ B- B- B- C+ C+
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 7th 10th 10th
State Academic Standards   D D- A- D- B B B+ B+ B+
Charter Schools   B B A A A A A B B
Homeschool Regulation Burden   A A A A A A A A A
Private School Choice   -- -- F F F F -- -- F
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- D- C+ B- B- B- C+ C+ C
Digital Learning   -- -- C C- C C C C C

NAEP Data

Current

Performance Rank   --
Math (4th Grade)   236
Math (8th Grade)   280
Reading (4th Grade)   218
Reading (8th Grade)   265

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015 2017
Performance Rank   49th 46th 40th 40th --
Math (4th Grade)   236 236 237 236 236
Math (8th Grade)   278 280 280 278 280
Reading (4th Grade)   218 219 217 216 218
Reading (8th Grade)   262 265 266 264 265

Education Spending

Current

Per-pupil Spending $11,051
% From Federal Funding 8%
% From State Funding 59%
% From Local Funding 33%

Historical Data

2013 2015 2017
Per-pupil Spending $10,948 $10,172 $11,051
% From Federal Spending --% 8.9% 8.1%
% From State Spending --% 57.5% 58.6%
% From Local Spending --% 57.5% 58.6%

Demographics & Achievement

State Population 9,962,311
Per Capita Income $46,201
Graduation Rate 80.2%
Average Class Size 18.29
2015 2017
State Population 0 9,962,311
Per Capita Income $-- $46201
School-aged Children 0 0
Graduation Rate 77% 80.2%
Average Class Size 17.8 18.29

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