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   D (1.0)
Overall Ranking   51st
State Academic Standards   C+
Charter Schools   F
Homeschool Regulation Burden   B
Private School Choice Programs   F
Teacher Quality & Policies   D
Digital Learning:   F

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ALEC Overall Grade   D D+ D D+ D D D D D
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 51st 51st 51st
State Academic Standards   D- F D C C C C- C- C+
Charter Schools   F -- -- -- -- -- -- -- F
Homeschool Regulation Burden   B B B B B B B B B
Private School Choice   -- -- F F F D -- -- F
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- D- D- D- D- D- D D D
Digital Learning   -- -- D- F F F F F F

NAEP Data

Current

Performance Rank   --
Math (4th Grade)   246
Math (8th Grade)   288
Reading (4th Grade)   224
Reading (8th Grade)   269

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015 2017
Performance Rank   33rd 42nd 35th 35th --
Math (4th Grade)   239 240 243 244 246
Math (8th Grade)   284 283 285 286 288
Reading (4th Grade)   223 223 223 227 224
Reading (8th Grade)   267 268 269 269 269

Education Spending

Current

Per-pupil Spending $12,379
% From Federal Funding 8%
% From State Funding 33%
% From Local Funding 60%

Historical Data

2013 2015 2017
Per-pupil Spending $11,579 $11,638 $12,379
% From Federal Spending --% 8.1% 7.7%
% From State Spending --% 32.7% 32.7%
% From Local Spending --% 32.7% 32.7%

Demographics & Achievement

State Population 1,920,076
Per Capita Income $50,809
Graduation Rate 89.1%
Average Class Size 13.52
2015 2017
State Population 0 1,920,076
Per Capita Income $-- $50809
School-aged Children 0 0
Graduation Rate 94% 89.1%
Average Class Size 13.3 13.52

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