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   42nd
State Academic Standards   C-
Charter Schools   F
Homeschool Regulation Burden   D
Private School Choice Programs   D-
Teacher Quality & Policies   C+
Digital Learning:   B

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ALEC Overall Grade   C- C- C- C- C- C- D C- C-
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 48th 37th 42nd
State Academic Standards   D+ D+ B D C+ C+ C- C- C-
Charter Schools   F F F F F F -- F F
Homeschool Regulation Burden   C C C C C C B B D
Private School Choice   -- -- D C D D F D- D-
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- D+ D+ C+ C+ C+ C C+ C+
Digital Learning   -- -- B- B- B B D B B

NAEP Data

Current

Performance Rank   --
Math (4th Grade)   248
Math (8th Grade)   290
Reading (4th Grade)   228
Reading (8th Grade)   268

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015 2017
Performance Rank   12th 26th 26th 26th --
Math (4th Grade)   243 245 246 247 248
Math (8th Grade)   286 289 288 288 290
Reading (4th Grade)   227 226 229 229 228
Reading (8th Grade)   266 267 268 267 268

Education Spending

Current

Per-pupil Spending $11,435
% From Federal Funding 7%
% From State Funding 40%
% From Local Funding 53%

Historical Data

2013 2015 2017
Per-pupil Spending $10,960 $10,413 $11,435
% From Federal Spending --% 6.7% 6.8%
% From State Spending --% 39.7% 39.7%
% From Local Spending --% 39.7% 39.7%

Demographics & Achievement

State Population 8,470,020
Per Capita Income $55,105
Graduation Rate 86.9%
Average Class Size 14.05
2015 2017
State Population 0 8,470,020
Per Capita Income $-- $55105
School-aged Children 0 0
Graduation Rate 89% 86.9%
Average Class Size 17.6 14.05

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