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 (2.0)
Overall Ranking   20th
State Academic Standards   A
Charter Schools   C
Homeschool Regulation Burden   B
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 C C C- C- C C C
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 21st 16th 20th
State Academic Standards   C+ A A- B B- B- A A A
Charter Schools   B C C C C C C C C
Homeschool Regulation Burden   B B B B B B A A B
Private School Choice   -- -- F F F F -- -- F
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- D+ D+ D+ D+ D+ C+ C C
Digital Learning   -- -- D+ D C C D- C C

NAEP Data

Current

Performance Rank   --
Math (4th Grade)   230
Math (8th Grade)   269
Reading (4th Grade)   208
Reading (8th Grade)   256

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015 2017
Performance Rank   48th 35th 32nd 32nd --
Math (4th Grade)   230 233 233 231 230
Math (8th Grade)   270 274 273 271 269
Reading (4th Grade)   208 208 206 207 208
Reading (8th Grade)   254 256 256 253 256

Education Spending

Current

Per-pupil Spending $9,959
% From Federal Funding 14%
% From State Funding 66%
% From Local Funding 19%

Historical Data

2013 2015 2017
Per-pupil Spending $9,012 $9,351 $9,959
% From Federal Spending --% 12.9% 14.4%
% From State Spending --% 69.6% 66.4%
% From Local Spending --% 69.6% 66.4%

Demographics & Achievement

State Population 2,088,070
Per Capita Income $39,811
Graduation Rate 71.1%
Average Class Size 15.76
2015 2017
State Population 0 2,088,070
Per Capita Income $-- $39811
School-aged Children 0 0
Graduation Rate 67% 71.1%
Average Class Size 14.7 15.76

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