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   32nd
State Academic Standards   B+
Charter Schools   D
Homeschool Regulation Burden   B
Private School Choice Programs   D-
Teacher Quality & Policies   C
Digital Learning:   D-

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ALEC Overall Grade   D+ C C- C- C C C- C- C-
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 39th 32nd 32nd
State Academic Standards   D- C A- C C- C- A A B+
Charter Schools   F F F F D D D D D
Homeschool Regulation Burden   B B B B B B B B B
Private School Choice   -- -- C D B B F F D-
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- D+ D+ C C C C C C
Digital Learning   -- -- D+ F D- D- D- D- D-

NAEP Data

Current

Performance Rank   --
Math (4th Grade)   235
Math (8th Grade)   271
Reading (4th Grade)   215
Reading (8th Grade)   256

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015 2017
Performance Rank   46th 48th 43rd 43rd --
Math (4th Grade)   227 230 231 234 235
Math (8th Grade)   265 269 271 271 271
Reading (4th Grade)   211 209 209 214 215
Reading (8th Grade)   251 254 253 252 256

Education Spending

Current

Per-pupil Spending $8,692
% From Federal Funding 14%
% From State Funding 51%
% From Local Funding 35%

Historical Data

2013 2015 2017
Per-pupil Spending $8,130 $7,894 $8,692
% From Federal Spending --% 14.9% 14.1%
% From State Spending --% 50.2% 50.8%
% From Local Spending --% 50.2% 50.8%

Demographics & Achievement

State Population 2,984,100
Per Capita Income $36,636
Graduation Rate 83%
Average Class Size 15.13
2015 2017
State Population 0 2,984,100
Per Capita Income $-- $36636
School-aged Children 0 0
Graduation Rate 75% 83%
Average Class Size 14.9 15.13

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